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endolithic

[ en-doh-lith-ik ]
/ ˌɛn doʊˈlɪθ ɪk /
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adjective
living embedded in the surface of rocks, as certain lichens.
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Origin of endolithic

First recorded in 1885–90; endo- + -lithic
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British Dictionary definitions for endolithic

endolithic
/ (ˌɛndəʊˈlɪθɪk) /

adjective
(of organisms, such as algae) growing inside rock
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