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lithophyte

[lith-uh-fahyt] /ˈlɪθ əˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
Zoology. a polyp with a hard or stony structure, as a coral.
2.
Botany. any plant growing on the surface of rocks.
Origin of lithophyte
1765-1775
1765-75; litho- + -phyte
Related forms
lithophytic
[lith-uh-fit-ik] /ˌlɪθ əˈfɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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lithophyte

/ˈlɪθəˌfaɪt/
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 Forms
lithophytic (ˌlɪθəˈfɪtɪk) adjective
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lithophyte
  (lĭth'ə-fīt')   
A plant that grows on rock and derives its nourishment chiefly from the atmosphere.
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