spelean

spelaean

[spi-lee-uhn]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or inhabiting a cave or caves.
Also, spelean.


Origin:
1830–40; < Neo-Latin spēlae(us) (adj. derivative of Latin spēlaeum cave < Greek spḗlaion) + -an

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spelaean or spelean (spɪˈliːən)
 
adj
of, found in, or inhabiting caves: spelaean animals
 
[C19: via New Latin, from Latin spēlaeum a cave, from Greek spēlaion]
 
spelean or spelean
 
adj
 
[C19: via New Latin, from Latin spēlaeum a cave, from Greek spēlaion]

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