adjective li·thoph·i·lous \lə̇ˈthäfələs\

Definition of lithophilous

  1. :  growing or living in stony places lithophilous plants lithophilous insects

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Origin and Etymology of lithophilous

International Scientific Vocabulary lith- + -philous

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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