saxicoline

[ sak-sik-uh-lin, -lahyn ]
/ sækˈsɪk ə lɪn, -ˌlaɪn /

adjective Botany, Zoology.

living or growing among rocks.

Nearby words

  1. saxe-altenburg,
  2. saxe-coburg-gotha,
  3. saxe-meiningen,
  4. saxe-weimar-eisenach,
  5. saxhorn,
  6. saxicolous,
  7. saxifragaceous,
  8. saxifrage,
  9. saxifrage family,
  10. saxitoxin

Also sax·ic·o·lous [sak-sik-uh-luh s] /sækˈsɪk ə ləs/.

Origin of saxicoline

1895–1900; < New Latin saxicol(a) (Latin saxi-, combining form of saxum rock + -cola dweller; see -colous) + -ine1

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