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lithophile

[ lith-uh-fahyl ]
/ ˈlɪθ əˌfaɪl /
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adjective
(of a chemical element) concentrated in the earth's crust, rather than in the core or mantle.
noun
a lithophile element.
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Origin of lithophile

First recorded in 1920–25; litho- + -phile
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