-ous, -ious, -eous

(Latin: full of or having the qualities of; in chemistry, a suffix denoting that the element indicated by the name bearing it, has a valence lower than that denoted by the termination -ic; as, nitrous, sulphurous, etc., as contrasted with nitric, sulphuric, etc.)

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xerocolous (adjective), more xerocolous, most xerocolous
Signifying plants or animals living within dry conditions.
xerophilous (adjective)
A reference to plants and animals that thrive in or are adapted to dry habitats, low water situations, and even have a preference for such conditions.
Feeding on wood, as an insect larva, or boring into and destroying wood, as a mollusc or crustacean.
In biology, thriving on or in wood with the sense of a parasite fungus or wood-boring organism.
zealous (adjective), more zealous, most zealous
1. Referring to an individual filled with or motivated by eagerness and ferventness: Andrew's zealous children made a great deal of effort to clean up the house for Timmy's birthday party.
2. Relating to a person who is diligent and completely devoted to an activity; also that which is inspired by an avid endeavor: If people were more zealous and less jealous, this world would be a much better place in which to live.
3. Etymology: from Greek zelos, "ardor, eager rivalry"; from Latin zelus, "zeal, jealousy."
A reference to being ardently devoted to a cause.
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zoolatrous (adjective), more zoolatrous, most zoolatrous
Concerning the worship or excessive attention to animals: Mary was totally devoted to her cat, and her parents thought that she behaved in quite a zoolatrous manner.
Woman is overly devoted to her dog.
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