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Meaning of "lithophytic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LITHOPHYTIC

lithophytic  [ˌlɪθəˈfɪtɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LITHOPHYTIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lithophytic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES LITHOPHYTIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

lithophytic

Lithophyte

Lithophytes are plants that grow in or on rocks. Those that grow on rocks are also known as epipetric or epilithic plants. 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 include several Paphiopedilum orchids, ferns, many algae and liverworts. Species that only grow on rock or gravel are obligate lithophytes. Species that grow on rocky substrate and elsewhere are facultative lithophytes. Rock Felt Fern, Elkhorn fern, Birds Nest Fern and moss growing on Hawkesbury Sandstone at Chatswood West, Australia As nutrients tend to be rarely available to lithophytes or chasmophytes, many species of carnivorous plants can be viewed as being pre-adapted to life on rocks. By consuming prey, these plants can gather more nutrients than non-carnivorous lithophtytes. Examples include the pitcher plants Nepenthes campanulata and Heliamphora exappendiculata, many Pinguicula and several Utricularia species.

Definition of lithophytic in the English dictionary

The definition of lithophytic in the dictionary is growing on rocky or stony ground.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LITHOPHYTIC


autophytic
ˌɔːtəˈfɪtɪk
bryophytic
ˌbraɪəˈfɪtɪk
cormophytic
ˌkɔːməˈfɪtɪk
cryptophytic
ˌkrɪptəˈfɪtɪk
graphitic
ɡrəˈfɪtɪk
halophytic
ˌhæləˈfɪtɪk
holophytic
ˌhɒləˈfɪtɪk
hygrophytic
ˌhaɪɡrəˈfɪtɪk
oophytic
ˌəʊəˈfɪtɪk
osteophytic
ˌɒstɪəˈfɪtɪk
phreatophytic
frɪˌætəˈfɪtɪk
psilophytic
ˌsɪləˈfɪtɪk
schizophytic
ˌskɪtsəˈfɪtɪk
spermaphytic
ˌspɜːməˈfɪtɪk
spermophytic
ˌspɜːməˈfɪtɪk
sporophytic
ˌspɔːrəˈfɪtɪk
thallophytic
ˌθæləˈfɪtɪk
tropophytic
ˌtrɒpəˈfɪtɪk
xerophytic
ˌzɪərəˈfɪtɪk
zoophytic
ˌzəʊəˈfɪtɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LITHOPHYTIC

lithonthryptic
lithontriptic
lithontriptist
lithontriptor
lithophagous
lithophane
lithophilous
lithophysa
lithophyse
lithophyte
lithopone
lithoprint
lithops
lithosol
lithospermum
lithosphere
lithospheric
lithostatic
lithotome
lithotomic

WORDS THAT END LIKE LITHOPHYTIC

dermatophytic
ectophytic
endophytic
entophytic
epiphytic
gametophytic
geophytic
hydrophytic
macrophytic
mesophytic
microphytic
myelocytic
neophytic
periphytic
protophytic
psammophytic
pteridophytic
saprophytic
spermatophytic
symphytic
trachytic

Synonyms and antonyms of lithophytic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «lithophytic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LITHOPHYTIC

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Translator English - Chinese

lithophytic
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lithophytic
570 millions of speakers

English

lithophytic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

lithophytic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

lithophytic
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

литофиты
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

rupícolas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

lithophytic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lithophyte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lithophytic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

lithophytic
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

lithophytic
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

lithophytic
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lithophytic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lithophytic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

lithophytic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लिथोफायटिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

lithophytic
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lithophytic
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

lithophytic
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

літофіти
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lithophytic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

lithophytic
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lithophytic
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lithophytic
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lithophytic
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lithophytic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LITHOPHYTIC»

The term «lithophytic» is used very little and occupies the 169.719 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LITHOPHYTIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lithophytic

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LITHOPHYTIC»

Discover the use of lithophytic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lithophytic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Geoecology of Antarctic Ice-Free Coastal Landscapes: With 59 ...
17.3.2.5 Aerophytic Algae (Lithophytic) The aerophytic (lithophytic) algae occur mainly on or within rock substrata which are elevated above the ground (soil). Moreover, they can also cover or grow within wood, bone, and other natural or ...
L. Beyer, M. Bölter, 2002
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Marine Botany
Lithophytic seaweed communities are some of the most productive and extensive marine plant communities in the world. Because of their availability for study and rapid response to manipulation, seaweed communities have been used in ...
Clinton J. Dawes, 1998
3
Anatomy of the Monocotyledons Volume X: Orchidaceae
These are terrestrial, lithophytic, or epiphytic rhizomatous herbs, ranging from tall terrestrial plants in Selenipedium to short, colony-forming herbs in Mexipedium. The several genera may be divided vegetatively on the vernation of their leaves:  ...
William Louis Stern, Mary Gregory, David F. Cutler, 2014
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Flora of Tropical East Africa - Lomariopsidaceae (2002)
Terrestrial, lithophytic, epiphytic or hemi-epiphytic ferns. Rhizomes short- to long- creeping or climbing, clothed with scales. Fronds usually distichous, stele anatomy a bilateral dictyostele with oblong ventral meristele; stipes winged or not , ...
John T. Mickel, Henk Beentje, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2002
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Bromeliaceae: Profile of an Adaptive Radiation
(A) Lithophytic Aechmea phanerophlebia in Minas Gerais State, Brazil with an associated termite trail (arrow). (B) Aechmea bracteata in Yucatan State, Mexico with a termite carton partially exposed on the shoot (arrow). (C) Ant-nest garden ...
David H. Benzing, 2000
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Researches in Assyria, Babylonia, and Chaldaea: forming part ...
Middle Beds. — Compact calcareous sandstone, very shelly. Lower Beds. — Lithophytic or coral rock . An uniform aggregate of polypiferous lithophytes belonging to the family of Madrepores, and including the genera Caryophilhe, Madrepora, ...
William AINSWORTH, 1838
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Researches in Assyria, Babylonia and Chaldaea: Forming Part ...
Middle Beds. — Compact calcareous sandstone, very shelly. Lower Beds. — Lithophytic or coral rock. An uniform aggregate of polypiferous lithophytes belonging to the family of Madrepores, and including the genera Caryophillae, Madrepora, ...
William Francis Ainsworth, 1838
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Genera Orchidacearum: Volume 1: Apostasioideae and ...
In the tropics the majority of orchids are epiphytic on forest or woodland trees, or lithophytic on rocks and cliffs, but a significant minority are terrestrial, growing on the forest floor in seasonal woodland and in natural and secondary grasslands.
Alec M. Pridgeon, Phillip J. Cribb, Mark W. Chase, 1999
9
Life in the Frozen State
3.2.6.2.2 Lithophytic and Aerophytic Communities on or within Rock Substrata Communities of cyanobacteria, algae, filamentous fungi, yeasts, and heterotrophic bacteria can also occur on or within rock substrata elevated above the ground ...
Barry J. Fuller, Nick Lane, Erica E. Benson, 2004
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The Essential Guide to Growing Orchids in the Tropics
Lithophytic orchids theoretically grow on the surfaces of rocks and boulders; they include members of the Eria and Epidendrum genera. In reality, however, many lithophytic orchids also grow on trees, and conversely, many epiphytic orchids ...
Chia Tet Fatt, David Astley, 2012

8 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LITHOPHYTIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lithophytic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Now Playing at the Virtual Summit 2015: “Greening the World Inside …
The Greenwall Company vision is to reclaim the built environment by clothing the facades of buildings with epiphytic and lithophytic planting to ... «Greenroofs.com, May 15»
2
Hill ecology under attack
Species like the Sinhagad Scorpion as well as lithophytic flora, as a result, declined. Additionally, cliff cutting has caused several landslides ... «Pune Mirror, Dec 14»
3
Buds N Bugs: Christmas cactus
Plants are epiphytic or lithophytic, meaning they grow on moss-covered tree branches or in rock crevices, often in small pockets of soil formed ... «Apalachicola Times, Dec 13»
4
Chelsea Flower Show: a hostage to his passions
... onto dear life, gazing down into the plunging chasms below, I first laid eyes on this lithophytic plant with its ginormous inflorescences ... 3-foot ... «Financial Times, May 13»
5
Greenwall System: The Greenwall Company
Utilizing non-biodegradable inorganic media, their greenwalls are grown with epiphytic and lithophytic plants which provide some of the country's endangered ... «Greenroofs.com, Aug 12»
6
How to care for tropical orchids
Some species are terrestrial (grow on regular soil), but the majority are epiphytic (grow on trees) or lithophytic (grow on rocks) which makes ... «Stabroek News, Apr 12»
7
Miltoniopsis a charming tropical orchid
One of my favorite orchids, Miltoniopsis, a pretty epiphytic or lithophytic orchid hailing from the higher elevations of Central and South America, ... «San Francisco Chronicle, Feb 12»
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The world of orchids
... or grow on other plants (epiphytic), or on rocks (lithophytic). Some even have strange, unexpected lifestyles: heteromycotrophs species such ... «Malaysia Star, Dec 11»

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« EDUCALINGO. Lithophytic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/lithophytic>. Aug 2019 ».
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