geophilous

geophilous

[jee-of-uh-luhs]
adjective
1.
Zoology. terrestrial, as certain snails.
2.
Botany. fruiting underground.

Origin:
1850–55; < Neo-Latin Geophilus genus name; see geo-, -phile, -ous

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