Habitat Words: Habitat Words: lapidicole to zoocole,
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Suffixes that include: -cole, -cola, -coles, -colid, -coline,
(Latin: to inhabit, to live in, on, or among; to dwell; living among, dwelling in).
Pertaining to the location, or habit, of growth. Used primarily in botanical and biological terminology to denote a plant or organism; having or characterized by a habitat as specified by the combining root.
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Living or dwelling under or among stones; such as, some beetles, etc.
Living in the body of larvae or on them. A larva (singular form), is the stage of development between hatching and the attainment of adult form or maturity of insects.
Living in wet meadows or moist grassland.
lignicole, lignicoline, lignicolous:
Plants that live on wood.
limicole, limicolous, limicola:
Either living on shores or dwelling in mud.
Living or dwelling in lakes.
Living in thickets.
Living in open habitats with ample light.
Living in mud.
maricole, maricoline, maricolous:
Inhabiting or dwelling in the sea.
Living on or in dung.
monticole, monticolous, monticola:
Living or dwelling in mountainous habitats.
Growing on mosses.
Living in ant or termite nests.
Living on or in the veins of leaves.
Nest-dwelling; used particularly of birds restricted to their nests because of being hatched in a helpless immature condition.
Living in snow or snow-covered habitats.
Living in pastures.
Living every where or in all places.
Living in open woodland.
Living in ovaries.
Growing upon or inhabiting palm-trees.
paludicole, paludicoline, paludicolous, paludicola:
Living in marshy habitats.
patocole, patocoline, patocolous:
A reference to an organism that inhabits the forest litter for only part of its normal life cycle.
Living in geloid soils that have a crystalloid content below 0.2 parts per thousand.
Living in haloid soils that have a crystalloid content above 2.0 parts per thousand.
Growing within rock.
Living in rocky habitats.
Living in ground-water habitats.
Living or growing on pine-trees, or in pine-woods.
Living on or within fishes.
A reference to organisms that spend most of their active life on or within plants.
Living or dwelling in salt marshes.
Living in meadows.
Living in rivers.
Living in grassland and meadowlands.
Dwelling in praries or savannahs.
Dwelling in praries or savannahs.
Living in or on roots.
Living on twigs and branches.
Living on the banks of rivers and streams.
Living on brambles.
rupicole, rupicoline, rupicolous:
Living among rocks or walls.
ruricole, ruricoline, ruricolous:
Living in the country or fields.
Living in sand.
sanguicole, sanguicoline, sanguicolous:
Living in or inhabiting blood, as a parasite.
A rare spelling of
saxicole, saxicoline, saxicolous:
Dwelling in stony places; something that lives on or among rocks.
Dwelling in hedges.
Living in or on flints or siliceous soil [containing, resembling, relating to, or consisting of silica or flint].
Living in soil rich in silica or silicates.
Living in woodlands.
Living in peat-moss.
Living on or in sponges.
Living in stagnant water; such as certain birds, etc.
Living in or on dung or excrement.
Living on tiles; such as, lichens.
Living in fresh-water marshes.
Living in termite nests.
terricole, terricoline, terricolous:
Living on or in soil; a reference to organisms that spend most of their active lives in the ground; not aquatic or aerial; such as, earthworms, etc.
Living on shifting sand (sand dunes).
Living in ponds.
Living in shady places.
Living primarily in cities; such as, pigeons, sparrows, etc.
vaginicole, vaginicoline, vaginicolous:
Living in secreted sheaths or cases.
viticole, viticoline, viticolous:
Living or growing on vines.
xerocole, xeroline, xerocolous:
Living in dry conditions.
zoocole, zoocoline, zoocolous:
Living on animals; such as, fleas and/or ticks.
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