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saxicolous

adjective sax·ic·o·lous \sak-ˈsi-kə-ləs\

Definition of SAXICOLOUS

:  inhabiting or growing among rocks <saxicolous lichens>

Origin of SAXICOLOUS

Latin saxum rock (akin to Latin secare to cut) + English -colous — more at saw
First Known Use: 1856

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