endolithic

adjective
en·​do·​lith·​ic | \ ˌen-də-ˈli-thik How to pronounce endolithic (audio) \

Definition of endolithic

: living within or penetrating deeply into stony substances (such as rocks or coral) endolithic lichens

First Known Use of endolithic

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Endolithic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endolithic. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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