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lithophile

[lith-uh-fahyl] /ˈlɪθ əˌfaɪl/
adjective
1.
(of a chemical element) concentrated in the earth's crust, rather than in the core or mantle.
noun
2.
a lithophile element.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; litho- + -phile
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