-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 lignicoline, most lignicoline
, more lignicolous, most lignicolous
Characteristic of something growing on or in wood.
limicola (s) (noun)
, limicolas (pl)
: shore, mud
Creatures that are living on shores or dwelling in mud.
, limicoles; limicoled; limicoling
Growing and surviving in mud.
, more limicolous, most limicolous
, limnicoles; limnicoled; limnicoling: lake
Living or dwelling in lakes.
Creatures that limnicole and their range or ranges:
- Platypus; East Australia, Tasmania
, more limnicolous, most limnicolous
, lochmocoles; lochmocoled; lochmocoling: bush, thicket
Thriving in thickets or bushes.
- South American Mouse-opossum; Belize to N.W. South America; Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada.
- Virginia Opossum; Central America, Nicaragua
, more lochmocolous, most lochmocolous
Relating to habitation in dry thickets.
, lucicoles; lucicoled; lucicoling: light
Living in open, well-lit habitats..
, more lucicolous, most lucicolous
Pertaining to life in open areas that have plenty of light.
, luticoles; luticoled; luticoling: mud
Inhabiting or living in mud.
, more luticolous, most luticolous
Relating to the existence and survival of organisms in mud.
, malacocoles; malacocoled; malacocoling
Pollinating plants that is taking place with snails.
, maricoles; maricoled; maricoling
To thrive in the sea: Aquatic organisms, both tiny and large, are able to maricole and survive in most oceans and seas.
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