Definition of Saxicolous

1. Adjective. Growing on or living among rocks.




Definition of Saxicolous

1. a. Growing on rocks.

Definition of Saxicolous

1. Adjective. Growing on, or living among, rocks. ¹

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Definition of Saxicolous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Saxicolous

1. Growing on rocks. See: Saxicoline. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saxicolous

saxagliptin
saxatile
saxaul
saxauls
saxe blue
saxefras
saxello
saxes
saxhorn
saxhorns
saxicava
saxicavid
saxicavids
saxicavous
saxicoline
saxicolous (current term)
saxicolous plant
saxifraga
saxifragaceous
saxifrage
saxifrage family
saxifrages
saxifragous
saxion
saxions
saxist
saxists
saxitoxin
saxitoxins
saxon

Literary usage of Saxicolous

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1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Thus in the case of saxicolous lichens the mineralogical character of the rock has ... Some lichens, especially saxicolous ones, seem to be cosmopolitan (eg ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Thus in the case of saxicolous ... Some lichens, especially saxicolous ones, seem to be cosmopolitan (eg Lecanora subfusca, ..."

3. A Glossary of Botanic Terms, with Their Derivation and Accent by Benjamin Daydon Jackson (1905)
"... a plant), plants which grow on stones, but derive their nourishment from the atmosphere as saxicolous Lichens ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow by Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow (1879)
"Such are, generally speaking, in a satisfactory state of develop- ment, but not so the rest, and especially the saxicolous lichens, a fair proportion of ..."

5. Manual of the Natural History, Geology, and Physics of Greenland, and the by Thomas Rupert Jones, Great Britain Admiralty (1875)
"... many at least of which are saxicolous. Though, as a general rule, ... and foliaceous Lichens, there is an abundance of saxicolous forms, ..."

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