-cole, -cola, -coles, -colid, -coline, -colous +
Suffixes that refer 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.
Don't confuse this -cole, -cola , "inhabit, live in, dwelling in" unit with the following cole-, coleo- (sheath, scabbard, vagina); coll-, col- (neck); collo-, coll- (glue); colo-, col- (colon, large intestine); and colon-, coln- (farm, settlement) units.
Living on mushrooms and toadstools.
Living in beach habitats or living among pebbles.
Living or existing on algae; such as, tiny organisms which live suspended on algae and are themselves a food source for other marine life: "Alge are nonflowering plants that grow in water and have no stems, roots, or leaves; and they have become algicole or food for those creatures who live on them."
Living in woody (forest) groves.
Inhabting sandy plains.
Dwelling in sandy places.
Living or growing in sand.
Living on sandy river banks.
Living in canyons.
Living among aggregations of aphids.
A reference to inhabiting or living in water or vegetation that exists in water.
Living in water or aquatic vegetation.
Living predominantly in trees or large woody shrubs.
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