plural noun
Ter·​ric·​o·​lae | \ teˈrikəˌlē, təˈr-, -ˌlī \

Definition of Terricolae

in some especially former classifications
: a group of Oligochaeta comprising mainly the more terrestrial oligochaete worms — compare limicolae , neoligochaeta

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History and Etymology for Terricolae

New Latin, from Latin, plural of terricola earth dweller, from terri- (from terra earth) + -cola

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“Terricolae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Terricolae. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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