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terricolous

[te-rik-uh-luh s] /tɛˈrɪk ə ləs/
adjective, Biology
1.
living on or in the ground.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Latin terri- (combining form of terra earth) + -colous
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terricolous

/tɛˈrɪkələs/
adjective
1.
living on or in the soil
Word Origin
C19: from Latin terricola, from terra earth + colere to inhabit
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