a.1.(Zool.) Adapted for digging; - said of the legs of certain insects.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Stewart and Daniel (1973) have reported that the smooth scales observed in the fossorious lizard Anniella pulchra may confer greater efficiency to ground locomotion, by reducing attrition.