Definition of Epilithic

1. Adjective. Growing on stone. "Epilithic mosses"

Partainyms: Stone



Definition of Epilithic

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to epiliths. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Epilithic

1. Living on rocks or other stony matter. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epilithic

epileptiform
epileptiform neuralgia
epileptogeneses
epileptogenesis
epileptogenic
epileptogenic zone
epileptogenous
epileptoid
epileptologist
epileptology
epilimnia
epilimnion
epilimnions
epilith
epilithic (current term)
epiliths
epilog
epilogation
epilogic
epilogical
epilogism
epilogisms
epilogistic
epilogize
epilogized
epilogizes
epilogizing
epilogs
epilogue

Literary usage of Epilithic

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1. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"Probably the most xerophytic of all plants are the crustose lichens (as Buellia), which are either epiphytic or epilithic (ie growing on rocks), ..."

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