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terricolous

[ te-rik-uh-luhs ]

adjective

, Biology.
  1. living on or in the ground.


terricolous

/ tɛˈrɪkələs /

adjective

  1. living on or in the soil


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Word History and Origins

Origin of terricolous1

1825–35; < Latin terri- (combining form of terra earth) + -colous
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Word History and Origins

Origin of terricolous1

C19: from Latin terricola, from terra earth + colere to inhabit

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