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ru·pic·o·lous

 (ro͞o-pĭk′ə-ləs)
adj.
Thriving among or inhabiting rocks.

[Latin rūpēs, rock (from ruptus, past participle of rumpere, to break; see reup- in Indo-European roots) + -colous.]

rupicolous

(ruːˈpɪkələs) or

rupicoline

adj
(Biology) biology living or growing on or among rocks
[C19: from Latin rūp(ēs) crag + -i- + -colous]
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Adj.1.rupicolous - composed of or inscribed on rock; "rupestral drawings in the caves of Northern Spain"