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geophilous

[jee-of-uh-luh s]
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  1. Zoology. terrestrial, as certain snails.
  2. Botany. fruiting underground.
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Origin of geophilous

1850–55; < New Latin Geophilus genus name; see geo-, -phile, -ous
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  • Geophilous: living on the ground: species that live on the surface or come freely into contact with it.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith