endolithic

[en-doh-lith-ik]
adjective
living embedded in the surface of rocks, as certain lichens.

Origin:
1885–90; endo- + -lithic

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endolithic (ˌɛndəʊˈlɪθɪk)
 
adj
(of organisms, such as algae) growing inside rock

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Primary productivity in rocks occurs through the action of endolithic microbial communities.
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