Definition of endolithic in English:

endolithic

adjective

Biology
  • Living in or penetrating into stone.

    ‘endolithic algae’
    • ‘A few samples exhibited particularly prevalent areas of endolithic borings around the margins of the rostra.’
    • ‘At this point, it would be easy to say that we have found an endolithic organism and a good analogue for what we are searching for on Mars.’
    • ‘There are two classifications of organisms responsible for bioerosion: epilithic species and endolithic species.’
    • ‘Exposure to rainwater, sea spray, and endolithic organisms may also bring about changes in the rock texture and mineralogical composition.’

Pronunciation:

endolithic

/ˌendōˈliTHik/