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saxatile

[ sak-suh-til ]
/ ˈsæk sə tɪl /
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adjective
living or growing on or among rocks.
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Origin of saxatile

1645–55; <Latin saxātilis frequenting rocks, equivalent to sax(um) rock + -āt- formative suffix + -ilis-ile
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British Dictionary definitions for saxatile

saxatile
/ (ˈsæksəˌtaɪl, as specific name sækˈsætɪlɪ) /

adjective
growing on or living among rocks

Word Origin for saxatile

C17: from Latin saxitilis, from saxum rock
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