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(săk-sĭk′ə-ləs) also sax·ic·o·line (-līn′)


Growing on or living among rocks: saxicolous lichens.

[Latin saxum, stone; see sek- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + -colous.]
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(Biology) living on or among rocks: saxicolous plants. Also: saxicole or saxatile
[C19: from New Latin saxicolus, from Latin saxum rock + colere to dwell]
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Adj. 1. saxicolousgrowing on or living among rocks

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