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foliicolous

[ foh-lee-ik-uh-luhs ]
/ ˌfoʊ liˈɪk ə ləs /
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adjective

growing on leaves, as certain liverworts.
parasitic on leaves, as certain fungi.

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Origin of foliicolous

First recorded in 1870–75; fol(ium) + -i- + -colous
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