fimicolous

[ fahy-mik-uh-luh s, fuh- ]
/ faɪˈmɪk ə ləs, fə- /

adjective Ecology.

of or relating to an organism that lives on or in animal excrement.

Origin of fimicolous

1870–75; < Latin fim(um) dung + -i- + -colous
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British Dictionary definitions for fimicolous

fimicolous

/ (fɪˈmɪkələs) /

adjective

biology (esp of fungi) growing in or on dung

Word Origin for fimicolous

C19: from Latin fimus dung + colere to inhabit
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