Lith"o*phyte (?), n. [Litho- + Gr. plant: cf. F. lithophyte.] Zool.

A hard, or stony, plantlike organism, as the gorgonians, corals, and corallines, esp. those gorgonians having a calcareous axis. All the lithophytes except the corallines are animals.

 

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