-cola, -colas; -cole; -colent; -colid; -coline; -colous
(Latin: to inhabit; to live in, to live on, to live among; to dwell; living among, dwelling in; occurring on, occurring in)
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".
If you want to see more details about a "Source" link under any of the entries in this unit, click on it and you will be taken to the Bibliography of Habitat and Dwelling Environments unit and there you can find the book by scrolling down until you see the TITLE of the book in GREEN.
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.
Algae are nonflowering plants that grow in the water and have no stems, roots, or leaves; and they have become food for those creatures who live on them.
Some creatures that alsocole include the following:
- Long-nosed Spiny Anteater is bigger than the short-nosed Ant Eater and it has fewer, shorter spines that are scattered in its hairs. Range: New Guinea
- Short-nosed Spiny Anteater. Range: Australia, Tasmania, S.E. New Guinea
- South American Mouse-opossum; Range: Belize to N.W. South America, Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada
- Virginia Opossum; Range: Central America, Nicaragua