geophilic


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geophilic

(ˌdʒiːəʊˈfɪlɪk) or

geophilous

adj
(Biology) spending life, or a stage of life, underground
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Depending on its origin it is divided into geophilic, zoophilic and anthropophilic species.
Outdoor dermatophytes, termed geophilic, can also infect an animal or human."
They affect the keratinized tissues and are spread by direct contact with infected humans (anthropophilic organisms), animals (zoophilic organisms), and soil (geophilic organisms), and they may indirectly also spread through fomites [5-7].
They are classified by where they are found--anthropophilic (humans), geophilic (soil), or zoophilic (animals).
In its attention to inorganic as well as organic systems, Walden's Shore supplements the biophilic rather than geophilic orientation of many ecocritical readings of Thoreau's Journal and Walden.
Zoophilic and geophilic dermatophytoses among farmers and non-farmers in Eastern Poland.