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Meaning of lithophile

lith•o•phile

Pronunciation: (lith'u-fīl"), [key]
— Geol. Geol.
—adj.
  1. (of a chemical element) concentrated in the earth's crust, rather than in the core or mantle.
—n.
  1. a lithophile element.
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