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spelaean

or spelean

[spi-lee-uh n] /spɪˈli ən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or inhabiting a cave or caves.
Origin of spelaean
1830-1840
1830-40; < New Latin spēlae(us) (adj. derivative of Latin spēlaeum cave < Greek spḗlaion) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for spelean

spelaean

/spɪˈliːən/
adjective
1.
of, found in, or inhabiting caves: spelaean animals
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin, from Latin spēlaeum a cave, from Greek spēlaion
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