endolith

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en·do·lith

(en'dō-lith),
A calcified body found in the pulp chamber of a tooth; may be composed of irregular dentin (true denticle) or due to ectopic calcification of pulp tissue (false denticle).
[endo- + G. lithos, stone]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

en·do·lith

(en'dō-lith)
A calcified body found in the pulp chamber of a tooth; may be composed of irregular dentin (true denticle) or due to ectopic calcification of pulp tissue (false denticle).
Synonym(s): denticle (1) , pulp stone.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

en·do·lith

(en'dō-lith)
Calcified body in pulp chamber of tooth; may be composed of irregular dentin or due to ectopic calcification of pulp tissue.
Synonym(s): denticle (1) , pulp calcification, pulp calculus, pulp nodule.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Found in many other deserts around the world, such organisms are called cryptoendoliths, which means "hidden in rock." Cryptoendoliths are the only known forms of life on the cliffs and terraces more than 1,000 meters above the dry-valley floors.
This snowmelt provides the only source of moisture for the cryptoendoliths. Pores within the rock hold the water for a week or two after the snow has disappeared, even while the outside humidity remains desert dry.
Since the mid-1970s, when he discovered the Antarctic cryptoendoliths, Friedmann has sought to understand how these organisms survive in such an extreme world.