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lithogenous

[ li-thoj-uh-nuhs ]

adjective

, Geology.
  1. of or relating to organisms, as coral, that secrete stony deposits.


lithogenous

/ lɪˈθɒdʒɪnəs /

adjective

  1. (of animals, esp certain corals) rock-building


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Word History and Origins

Origin of lithogenous1

First recorded in 1825–35; litho- + -genous

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