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  • adj. Rock-dwelling; living among or on rocks

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Inhabiting rocks; saxicoline; lithodomous, as a mollusk. See cuts under date-shell, Petricolidæ, and piddock.

Etymologies

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From Latin petra ("a rock") + colō ("to inhabit")

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