-cola, -colas; -cole; -colent; -colid; -coline; -colous
Suffixes that refer to the location or an area of growth. Used primarily in botanical and biological terminology to indicate a plant or an organism that is characterized by a habitat or place of existence as indicated by the combining root.
The suffix -cole is derived from Latin colere, "to inhabit, to dwell, to live".
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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.
, more nomocolous, most nomocolous
Descriptive of animals that thrive in pastures.
, noterocoles; noterocoled; noterocoling: damp, moist
Inhabiting or living in damp or moist areas.
, more noterocolent, most noterocolent
A reference to being a resident or an inhabitant of damp regions.
, more noterocolous, most noterocolous
Related to growing in or living within damp areas.
, oceanocoles; oceanocoled; oceanocoling
Thriving in oceanic habitats.
, ochthocoles; ochthocoled; ochthocoling: river bank
Thriving or existing on the banks of rivers or streams.
, ombrocoles; ombrocoled; ombrocoling: rain
Existing in habitats that have an abundance of rain.
, omnicoles; omnicoled; omnicoling: layers, levels
1. Living every where or in all places.
2. Thriving on several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another.
, more omnicolous, most omnicolous
Relating to living on various levels of sediment surfaces or the material to which an organism is attached or upon which it grows.
, orgadocoles; orgadocoled; orgadocoling: woods, forests
Living in open woodland.
Conveying the ability to thrive in open woodlands.
, ornithocoprocoles; ornithocoprocoled; ornithocoprocoling: bird droppings
To thrive in habitats that are rich in bird droppings.
, orocoles; orocoled; orocoling: mountainous areas
To thrive in subalpine, or in mountainous regions.
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