Lithophile meaning

lĭth'ə-fīl'
An element, such as magnesium, aluminum, sodium, or iron that tends to concentrate in silicate minerals such as igneous rocks in the earth's crust and mantle.
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Origin of lithophile

  • German lithophil litho- litho- -phil -phile
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition