lithophyte

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Etymology[edit]

litho- ‎(stone, rock) +‎ -phyte ‎(plant)

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Noun[edit]

lithophyte ‎(plural lithophytes)

  1. (biology) Any plant that lives grows on rocks, obtaining nourishment from rain and the atmosphere.
  2. (zoology) Any organism, such as a coral, resembling a stony plant.

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