Definition of anthropolith in English:

anthropolith

noun

figurative
  • A petrified human body, or part of one; a fossil of (supposedly) human origin. Also: a human figure made of stone; figurative a person without feelings or emotions.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Turton (1762–1835), conchologist. From anthropo- + -lith, originally after post-classical Latin Anthropolithus.

Pronunciation

anthropolith

/ˈanθrəpəˌlɪθ//anˈθrɒpəˌlɪθ/