Saxifragous Sax*if"ra*gous, a. [L. saxifragus: cf. F. saxifrage. See {Saxifrage}.] Dissolving stone, especially dissolving stone in the bladder. [1913 Webster]

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  • Saxifragant — Sax*if ra*gant, a. [See {Saxifrage}.] Breaking or destroying stones; saxifragous. [R.] n. That which breaks or destroys stones. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saxatile —   a. pertaining to or living in rocks.    ♦ saxicavous, a. boring into rocks.    ♦ saxicole,    ♦ saxicoline,    ♦ saxigenous a. growing in rocks.    ♦ saxifrage, n. kind of rock plant.    ♦ saxifragous, a. breaking stone …   Dictionary of difficult words

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