lithophile

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lithophile

[′lith·ə‚fīl]
(geochemistry)
Pertaining to elements that have become concentrated in the silicate phase of meteorites or the slag crust of the earth.
Pertaining to elements that have a greater free energy of oxidation per gram of oxygen than iron. Also known as oxyphile.