lithophytic etymology

English word lithophytic comes from English -ic, English lithophyte

Detailed word origin of lithophytic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
lithophyte English (eng) (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.
lithophytic English (eng) Of or pertaining to lithophytes.

Words with the same origin as lithophytic

Descendants of -ic
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Descendants of lithophyte
lithophytous