-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.

thalassocole (verb), thalassocoles; thalassocoled; thalassocoling: sea
Living and thriving in the sea.
thamnocole (verb), thamnocoles; thamnocoled; thamnocoling: bushes, shrubs
Inhabiting or living on or in bushes and shrubs.
thinicole (verb), thinicoles; thinicoled; thinicoling: sand
Living on shifting sand or sand dunes.
thinicoline (adjective), more thinicoline, most thinicoline
thinicolous (adjective), more thinicolous, most thinicolous
tiphicole (verb), tiphicoles; tiphicoled; tiphicoling: ponds
Living in ponds.
tiphicoline (TIF i koh" line) (adjective), more tiphicoline, most tiphicoline
Relating to wetland plants that exist in shallow water: Some of the most tiphicoline vegetation are grasses that support a variety of organisms.
tiphicolous (TIF i koh" luhs) (adjective), more tiphicolous, most tiphicolous
Pertaining to rooted and emergent foliage and creatures: The tiphicolous plants include cattails (tall erect herbs with sword-shaped leaves) and burreeds (plants that bear burs) that live in ponds or shallow water areas and the tiphicolous animals that include frogs and their tadpoles, turtles, worms, crayfish, and other crustaceans, insect larvae, and many fish; such as, perch, carp, and bass.
troglocole (verb), troglocoles; troglocoled; troglocoling
To live in subterranean chambers or passages: Pre-historic humans often troglocoled in underground spaces or cavernous areas.
troglocoline (adjective), more troglocoline, most troglocoline
A reference to living entities that exist in underground passages or hollows: All troglncoline communities that survive in deep caves depend on replenishment from the outside world, whether through underground streams, or food brought in by other animals.

Many troglocoline species include certain species of fish, crayfish, and flatworms; however, most of them have a ghost-like pallor or unnatural paleness on their outer surfaces and cannot see and some don't even have any eyes.

The troglocoline animals are born, reproduce, and die without ever leaving their caves; unless they are accidentally carried out.

troglocolous (adjective), more troglocolous, most troglocolous
Characteristic of certain life forms that tend to live in dark caverns: The paintings on some ancient cave walls depicted troglocolous forms of humans who apparently lived in the underground chambers many centuries ago.
tropocole (verb), tropocoles; tropocoled; tropocoling: environment changes
Living and thriving in an environment that has significant periodic changes of light, temperature, and moisture.
tubicole (verb), tubicoles; tubicoled; tubicoling: holes, tubes
Existing in tube-dwelling kinds of habitats.
tubicolous (adjective), more tubicolous, most tubicolous
umbraticole (verb), umbraticoles; umbraticoled; umbraticoling
Living in shaded places or shadows.

For more details about plants and animals living together, go to this Habitats for the Living page.

The list of books or the resources that were used to compile the information for this unit are available at this Bibliography of Habitat and Dwelling Environments unit.

You may take a self-scoring quiz over some of the words in this section by clicking on this -cole, -colus quiz to check your word knowledge for this unit or even learn some of the words via this quiz.

Related life, live-word units: anima-; bio-; vita-; viva-.