endolithic

[ en-doh-lith-ik ]
/ ˌɛn doʊˈlɪθ ɪk /

adjective

living embedded in the surface of rocks, as certain lichens.

Nearby words

  1. endogenous depression,
  2. endogenous hyperglyceridemia,
  3. endogenous infection,
  4. endogeny,
  5. endointoxication,
  6. endolymph,
  7. endolymphatic duct,
  8. endolymphatic hydrops,
  9. endolymphatic sac,
  10. endomembrane

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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