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lithogenous

[ li-thoj-uh-nuhs ]
/ lɪˈθɒdʒ ə nəs /
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adjective Geology.
of or relating to organisms, as coral, that secrete stony deposits.
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Origin of lithogenous

First recorded in 1825–35; litho- + -genous
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British Dictionary definitions for lithogenous

lithogenous
/ (lɪˈθɒdʒɪnəs) /

adjective
(of animals, esp certain corals) rock-building
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