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epilithic

[ep-uh-lith-ik] /ˌɛp əˈlɪθ ɪk/
adjective
1.
(of plants) growing on stones.
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  • Collection methods are similar to those described for epilithic microhabitat.
  • Post-spate development of epilithic algal communities in different current environments.
  • Importance of physical variables on the seasonal dynamics of epilithic algae in a highly shaded canyon stream.
  • Acute metabolic responses of lotic epilithic communities to total residual chlorine.
  • Degradation by periphytic and epilithic organisms can also be examined.
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epilithic

/ˌɛpɪˈlɪθɪk/
adjective
1.
(of plants) growing on the surface of rock
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