-colous

-colous

suff.
Having a specified kind of habitat: arenicolous.

[From Latin -cola, tiller, inhabitant; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]

-colous

adj combining form
(Biology) inhabiting or living on: arenicolous.
[from Latin -cola inhabitant + -ous; related to colere to inhabit]

-colous

a combining form meaning “inhabiting” the thing or place specified by the initial element: nidicolous.
[< Latin -col(a), comb. form representing colere to inhabit (compare colonus) + -ous]