psammophile etymology

English word psammophile comes from English -phile, English psammo- (Pertaining to sand.)

Detailed word origin of psammophile

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-phile English (eng) Forming nouns and adjectives meaning "loving", "friendly", or "friend".
psammo- English (eng) Pertaining to sand.
psammophile English (eng) (botany) arenophile, a sand-loving organism.

Words with the same origin as psammophile

Descendants of -phile
Hungarophile Indophile Londonphile Turcophile Xenaphile amphiphile capnophile coprophile entomophile gerontophile infracaninophile mesophile necrophile oenophile parthenophile pedophile pianophile pronucleophile redophile scopophile siderophile spankophile tobaccophile toxophile
Descendants of psammo-
mesopsammon psammaquent psammon psammophilic psammophilous psammophyte psammoxenic