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lithophyte


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lithophyte  \Lith"o*phyte\,  n.  [Litho-  +  Gr  ?  plant:  cf  F. 
  lithophyte.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  hard,  or  stony,  plantlike  organism,  as  the  gorgonians, 
  corals,  and  corallines,  esp.  those  gorgonians  having  a 
  calcareous  axis.  All  the  lithophytes  except  the  corallines 
  are  animals. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lithophyte 
  n  :  plant  that  grows  on  rocks  or  stony  soil  and  derives 
  nourishment  from  the  atmosphere  [syn:  {lithophytic  plant}] 




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