-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.
, subxerocoles; subxerocoled; subxerocoling: dry
Living and thriving in moderately dry environments.
, more sylivicolous, most sylivicolous
, sylvicoles; sylvicoled; sylvicoling: forest, woods
Inhabiting or existing in woodlands.
, more sylvicoline, most sylvicoline
Characteristic of those forms of life that inhabit woods or forests; such as, birds, plants, animals, etc.
, more sylvicolous, most sylvicolous
, more sylvine, most sylvine
, syrtidocoles; syrtidocoled; syrtidocoling
Existing and occurring on dry sand-bars.
, tegulicoles; tegulicoled; tegulicoling
Living on tiles; such as, lichens.
, more tegulicolous, most tegulicolous
, telmicoles; telmicoled; telmicoling: marsh
Living in fresh-water marshes.
, more telmicolous, most telmicolous
, termiticoles; termiticoled; termiticoling: termite
Living in termite nests.
, more termiticolous, most termiticolous
, terricoles; terricoled; terricoling: soil, ground
Living on or in soil; a reference to organisms that spend most of their active lives in the ground; not aquatic or not up in the air; such as, earthworms, etc.
, more terricoline, most terricoline
Relating to forms of life that are growing on (dry) ground or earth.
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