terricolous

[ te-rik-uh-luh s ]
/ tɛˈrɪk ə ləs /

adjective Biology.

living on or in the ground.

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Origin of terricolous

1825–35; < Latin terri- (combining form of terra earth) + -colous
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British Dictionary definitions for terricolous

terricolous
/ (tɛˈrɪkələs) /

adjective

living on or in the soil

Word Origin for terricolous

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