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endolithic

[en-doh-lith-ik] /ˌɛn doʊˈlɪθ ɪk/
adjective
1.
living embedded in the surface of rocks, as certain lichens.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; endo- + -lithic
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  • Primary productivity in rocks occurs through the action of endolithic microbial communities.
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endolithic

/ˌɛndəʊˈlɪθɪk/
adjective
1.
(of organisms, such as algae) growing inside rock
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