saxicoline

saxicoline

[sak-sik-uh-lin, -lahyn]
adjective Botany, Zoology.
living or growing among rocks.
Also, saxicolous [sak-sik-uh-luhs] .


Origin:
1895–1900; < Neo-Latin saxicol(a) (Latin saxi-, combining form of saxum rock + -cola dweller; see -colous) + -ine1

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saxicoline

adjective
growing on or living among rocks [syn: saxicolous
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