epilithic

[ ep-uh-lith-ik ]
/ ˌɛp əˈlɪθ ɪk /

adjective

(of plants) growing on stones.

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Origin of epilithic

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British Dictionary definitions for epilithic

epilithic
/ (ˌɛpɪˈlɪθɪk) /

adjective

(of plants) growing on the surface of rock
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