cavernicolous

adjective
cav·​er·​nic·​o·​lous | \ ˌka-vər-ˈni-kə-ləs How to pronounce cavernicolous (audio) \

Definition of cavernicolous

: inhabiting caves

First Known Use of cavernicolous

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cavernicolous

cavern entry 1 + -i- + -colous, probably after French cavernicole

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The first known use of cavernicolous was circa 1889

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“Cavernicolous.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cavernicolous. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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