geophilous

[ jee-of-uh-luh s ]
/ dʒiˈɒf ə ləs /
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adjective

Zoology. terrestrial, as certain snails.
Botany. fruiting underground.

Origin of geophilous

1850–55; < New Latin Geophilus genus name; see geo-, -phile, -ous
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