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lithophytic plant

Definition:

a plant that grows on rocks or stony soil and derives nourishment from the atmosphere

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

lithophytic plants

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

lithophyte

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Lithophyte | Lithophytes

plants which grow in or on rocks. Lithophytes feed off nutrients from rain water and nearby decaying plants, including their own dead tissue. Chasmophytes grow in fissures in rocks where soil or organic matter has accumulated. Examples of lithophytes ... (39 of 202 words, 2 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

lithophyte

a plant that grows on rocky or stony ground | an organism, such as a coral, that is partly composed of stony material (22 of 192 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/lithophyte

Oxford Dictionary:

lithophyte | lithophytic [derived]

Syllabification: (lith·o·phyte) | [botany] : a plant that grows on bare rock or stone. | [zoology] : a polyp with a calcareous skeleton; a stony ... (23 of 47 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/lithophyte

lithophyte [botany]

a plant that grows on bare rock or stone (9 of 29 words, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

lithophyte | lithophytic [adjective, related]

[botany] A plant that grows on rock and derives its nourishment chiefly from the atmosphere. | [zoology] An organism, such as coral, that has a stony ... (25 of 32 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

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Wiktionary:

lithophyte | lithophytes [plural]

[biology] Any plant that lives grows on rocks, obtaining nourishment from rain and the atmosphere. | [zoology] Any organism, such as a coral, resembling a stony plant. (26 of 27 words, 2 definitions)

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Random House Dictionary:

lithophyte

[zoology] a polyp with a hard or stony structure, as a coral. | [botany] any plant growing on the surface of rocks. (21 of 26 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/lithophyte

Merriam-Webster:

lithophyte

a plant that grows on rock (6 of 20 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/lithophyte

New World Dictionary:

lithophyte | lithophytic [adjective, related]

a plant that grows on rock surfaces (7 of 16 words, pronunciations)

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Encarta Dictionary:

lithophyte | lithophytes [plural] | lithophytic [adjective, derived]

a plant that grows on rock and absorbs nutrients from the atmosphere | an organism that is composed in part of stony material, e.g. a coral (25 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

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