[ lith-uh-fahyt ]
/ ˈlɪθ əˌfaɪt /
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Zoology. a polyp with a hard or stony structure, as a coral.
Botany. any plant growing on the surface of rocks.
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OTHER WORDS FROM lithophytelith·o·phyt·ic [lith-uh-fit-ik], /ˌlɪθ əˈfɪt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use lithophyte in a sentence
Lithophyte, lith′o-fīt, n. any one of the polyps whose substance is stony or hard, as corals.
British Dictionary definitions for lithophyte
/ (ˈlɪθəˌfaɪt) /
a plant that grows on rocky or stony ground
an organism, such as a coral, that is partly composed of stony material
Derived forms of lithophytelithophytic (ˌlɪθəˈfɪtɪk), adjective
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Scientific definitions for lithophyte
[ lĭth′ə-fīt′ ]
A plant that grows on rock and derives its nourishment chiefly from the atmosphere.
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