plural noun

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

Word History


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 21 May. 2024.

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