saxicolous

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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saxicolous (sækˈsɪkələs)
 
adj
saxicole, Also: saxatile living on or among rocks: saxicolous plants
 
[C19: from New Latin saxicolus, from Latin saxum rock + colere to dwell]

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