troglobiont

[ trog-luh-bahy-ont ]
/ ˌtrɒg ləˈbaɪ ɒnt /

noun

any creature having a cave-dwelling mode of life.

Nearby words

  1. trodden,
  2. trode,
  3. troezen,
  4. troffer,
  5. trog,
  6. troglobite,
  7. troglodyte,
  8. troglotrema salmincola,
  9. trogon,
  10. trogonoid

Origin of troglobiont

1920–25; < Greek trōglo- (see troglodyte) + -biont

Also called trog·lo·bite [trog-luh-bahyt] /ˈtrɒg ləˌbaɪt/.

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