from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to troglodytes, or dwellers in caves

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a troglodyte, or dweller in caves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the troglodytes or cave-dwellers; relating to or having the habits of the cave-dwellers.


Latin troglodyticus, Ancient Greek τρωγλοδυτικός (trōglodutikos, "of cave-/hole-dwellers") from τρωγλοδύτης (trōglodutēs, "cave-/hole-dweller") from τρώγλη (trōglē, "hole") + δύω (duō, "enter, go into"). (Wiktionary)



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