- 1(Of an animal such as an earthworm) living on the ground or in the soil.More example sentences
- The great majority of formicine genera, however, are both terricolous and cocoon-makers.
- 1.1 Botany (Of a plant, especially a lichen) growing on soil or on the ground.More example sentences
- Similarly, some terricolous mosses are confined to calcareous soils in polluted areas, but are more widespread in non-polluted areas.
- The book starts off with an colourful introduction to the pros and cons of the terms terricolous and epigaeous, and an overview of the terricolous lichen vegetation typology in Italy.
- The proposition that tolerance of SO2 by these terricolous mosses depends on metabolic detoxification of dissolved bisulfite was investigated.
mid 19th century: from Latin terricola 'earth dweller' (from terra 'earth' + colere 'inhabit') + -ous.
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