(Latin: rock, rocky, stone, broken rock, rough stone)
Some of the species are noted for their power of boring holes in limestone and similar rocks.
2. Etymology: from Latin, saxum, "rock" and -colous, "living" or "growing in or on" and it has been traced back to Latin -cola, meaning "inhabitant".
Other words with the same suffix were coined in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to describe the flora and fauna of the world.
2. That which breaks or destroys stones.
2. A neurotoxin produced by the red tide dinoflagellates, Gonyaulax catenella and G. Tamarensis.
It binds to the sodium channel, blocking the passage of action potentials. Its action closely resembles that of tetrodotoxin. The toxin was originally isolated from the clam, Saxidomus giganteus.