Advertisement

Advertisement

cavernicolous

[ kav-er-nik-uh-luhs ]

adjective

  1. living in caverns or caves, as certain animals.


Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of cavernicolous1

First recorded in 1885–90; cavern + -i- + -colous

Discover More

Example Sentences

The possible origin of cavernicolous Orthoptera has been discussed by Chopard .

Cavernicolous cockroaches show varying degrees of dependence on and adaptation to these specialized habitats.

Advertisement

Word of the Day

petrichor

[pet-ri-kawr]

Meaning and examples

Start each day with the Word of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Dictionary.com Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


caverncavernous