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[kav-er-nik-uh-luh s]
  1. living in caverns or caves, as certain animals.
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Origin of cavernicolous

First recorded in 1885–90; cavern + -i- + -colous
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Historical Examples of cavernicolous

  • Cavernicolous cockroaches show varying degrees of dependence on and adaptation to these specialized habitats.

    The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches

    Louis M. Roth

  • The possible origin of cavernicolous Orthoptera has been discussed by Chopard .