lithophyte

[lith-uh-fahyt]

Origin of lithophyte

First recorded in 1765–75; litho- + -phyte
Related formslith·o·phyt·ic [lith-uh-fit-ik] /ˌlɪθ əˈfɪt ɪk/, adjective
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lithophyte

noun
  1. a plant that grows on rocky or stony ground
  2. an organism, such as a coral, that is partly composed of stony material
Derived Formslithophytic (ˌlɪθəˈfɪtɪk), adjective
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lithophyte in Science

lithophyte

[lĭthə-fīt′]
  1. A plant that grows on rock and derives its nourishment chiefly from the atmosphere.
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