saxatile


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sax·a·tile

 (săk′sə-tīl′, -tĭl)
adj.
Saxicolous.

[Latin saxātilis, from saxum, rock; see sek- in Indo-European roots.]

saxatile

(ˈsæksəˌtaɪl; as specific name sækˈsætɪlɪ)
adj
(Botany) growing on or living among rocks
[C17: from Latin saxitilis, from saxum rock]

sax•a•tile

(ˈsæk sə tɪl)

adj.
living or growing on or among rocks; saxicoline.
[1645–55; < Latin saxātilis frequenting rocks, derivative of sax(um) rock]
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Adj.1.saxatile - growing on or living among rocks
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