[kawr-tik-uh-luh s]

adjective Botany, Zoology.

living or growing on or in bark.

Nearby words

  1. cortico-,
  2. corticobulbar,
  3. corticofugal,
  4. corticoid,
  5. corticoliberin,
  6. corticospinal,
  7. corticosteroid,
  8. corticosteroid-binding globulin,
  9. corticosterone,
  10. corticotroph

Origin of corticolous

1855–60; < Latin corti(c)- (stem of cortex) cortex + -colous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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



biology living or growing on the surface of bark
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