Lithophiles are micro-organisms that can live within the pore interstices of sedimentary and even fractured igneous rocks to depths of several kilometers. Some are known to live in surface rocks, and make use of photosynthesis for energy. Those that live in deeper rocks cannot use photosynthesis to gather energy, but instead extract energy from mi...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithophile
is the material of the Earth's crust. Typical elements are Lithium, Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium and Silicon. It is the silicate phase in the separation of elements based on chemical affinities which is used as a model when estimating the chemical composition of the Earth.
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lithophilous, lithophile, lighophily In biology, thriving in stony or rocky habitats.Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/2726/17
Said of an element that has a greater chemical affinity for silicate rocks than for sulfides or for a metallic state. Example: Aluminum.Found on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22327
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