variants or corticolous
or less commonly corticole
: growing on bark
corticoline lichens
corticoline fungi

Word History


corticoline from corticole + -ine; corticolous irregular from French corticicole corticoline + English -ous; corticole irregular from French corticicole, from Latin cortic-, cortex bark + French -i- + -cole -colous

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“Corticoline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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