-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.
, umbraticoles; umbraticoled; umbraticoling
Living in shaded places or shadows.
, more umbraticolous, most umbraticolous
1. Pertaining to creatures that prefer to live in areas where there is no direct light from the sun.
2. Etymology: from Latin umbraticola; from umbra, "shade" + colere, "to inhabit".
, urbicoles; urbicoled; urbicoling: city
Living primarily in cities; such as, pigeons, sparrows, etc. often do.
, more urbicoline, most urbicoline
, more urbicolous, most urbicolous
, vaginicoles; vaginicoled; vaginicoling
Living in secreted sheaths or cases.
, more vaginicoline, most vaginicoline
, more viginicoline, most viginicoline
, more viginicolous, most viginicolous
, viticoles; viticoled; viticoling: vines
Living or growing on vines.
, more viticoline, most viticoline
, more viticolous, most viticolous
, xerocoles; xerocoled; xerocoling: desert
1. Adapting to living in the desert: "The main challenges to xerocoling is that animals must be able to survive with minimal amounts of water and be able to endure extreme heat."
"Some creatures are so adept at xerocoling moisture, or obtaining it from food, that it isn't necessary for them to drink anything."
2. Moving around in the desert: "In order to escape the desert heat, many creatures xerocole mostly at dawn and at night."
2. Etymology: from Greek xeros
, "dry"; and Latin colere
,"to inhabit" or "to live".
, more xerocoline, most xerocoline
A biological species that thrives in a dry habitat.
, more xerocolous, most xerocolous
Signifying plants or animals living within dry conditions.
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