[ kawr-tik-uh-luhs ]
/ kɔrˈtɪk ə ləs /

adjective Botany, Zoology.

living or growing on or in bark.

Origin of corticolous

1855–60; <Latin corti(c)- (stem of cortex) cortex + -colous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for corticolous

  • Polypori also have no wide range of habitat, except in choice of trees on which to grow, for the majority of them are corticolous.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses|Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  • This is often facilitated in corticolous species by removing the bark and drying it under pressure.

    Fungi: Their Nature and Uses|Mordecai Cubitt Cooke

British Dictionary definitions for corticolous

/ (kɔːˈtɪkələs) /


biology living or growing on the surface of bark
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