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arboreal

[ahr-bawr-ee-uh l, -bohr-] /ɑrˈbɔr i əl, -ˈboʊr-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to trees; treelike.
2.
Also, arboreous. living in or among trees.
3.
Zoology. adapted for living and moving about in trees, as the limbs and skeleton of opossums, squirrels, monkeys, and apes.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < Latin arbore(us) of trees (arbor tree + -eus -eous) + -al1
Related forms
arboreally, adverb
subarboreal, adjective
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arboreal

/ɑːˈbɔːrɪəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling a tree
2.
living in or among trees: arboreal monkeys
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Word Origin and History for subarboreal

arboreal

adj.

1660s, from Latin arboreus "pertaining to trees," from arbor "tree," of unknown origin, + -al (1).

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subarboreal in Science
arboreal
  (är-bôr'ē-əl)   
Relating to or living in trees.
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