saxicoline


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sax·ic·o·lous

 (săk-sĭk′ə-ləs) also sax·ic·o·line (-līn′)
adj.
Growing on or living among rocks: saxicolous lichens.

[Latin saxum, stone; see sek- in Indo-European roots + -colous.]

saxicoline

(sækˈsɪkəˌlaɪn)
adj
1. (Botany) living among rocks, growing on rocks
2. (Zoology) relating to the bird subfamily Saxicolinae

sax•ic•o•line

(sækˈsɪk ə lɪn, -ˌlaɪn)

also sax•ic•o•lous

(-ləs)

adj.
living or growing among rocks.
[1895–1900; < New Latin saxicol(a) (Latin saxi-, comb. form of saxum rock + -cola dweller; see -colous) + -ine1]
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Adj.1.saxicoline - growing on or living among rocks