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arboreal

[ ahr-bawr-ee-uhl, -bohr- ]
/ ɑrˈbɔr i əl, -ˈboʊr- /
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adjective
of or relating to trees; treelike.
Also arboreous . living in or among trees.
Zoology. adapted for living and moving about in trees, as the limbs and skeleton of opossums, squirrels, monkeys, and apes.
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Origin of arboreal

First recorded in 1660–70; from Latin arbore(us) “of trees,” equivalent to arbor “tree” + -eus- -eous + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM arboreal

ar·bo·re·al·ly, adverbsub·ar·bo·re·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for arboreal

arboreal
/ (ɑːˈbɔːrɪəl) /

adjective
of, relating to, or resembling a tree
living in or among treesarboreal monkeys
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Scientific definitions for arboreal

arboreal
[ är-bôrē-əl ]

Relating to or living in trees.
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