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geophilous

[jee-of-uh-luh s] /dʒiˈɒf ə ləs/
adjective
1.
Zoology. terrestrial, as certain snails.
2.
Botany. fruiting underground.
Origin of geophilous
1850-1855
1850-55; < New Latin Geophilus genus name; see geo-, -phile, -ous
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