Definition of Cavernicolous

1. Adjective. (rare) that inhabits caverns or caves ¹



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Definition of Cavernicolous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cavernicolous

cavemen
cavemouth
cavemouths
cavendishes
caveolae
caveolar
caveolin
caver
cavern
cavern out
caverna
caverned
cavernicolous (current term)
caverniloquy
caverning
cavernlike
cavernosal
cavernoscope
cavernoscopy
cavernostomy
cavernous
cavernous angioma
cavernous arteries

Literary usage of Cavernicolous

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1. The Popular Science Monthly (1890)
"In the case of the cavernicolous myriapods the bleaching of the body is very marked. In out-of-door myriapods the normal tint of the integument is brown or ..."

2. The Fauna of Mayfield's Cave by Arthur Mangun Banta (1907)
"He names 51 species of the sub- genus, principally cavernicolous, and 8 species of another subgenus of Trechus, all of which are exclusively cavernicolous. ..."

3. Animal Coloration: An Account of the Principal Facts and Theories Relating by Frank Evers Beddard (1892)
"... as opposed to " cavernicolous" forms Dr. Packard calls them. The bleaching seems to be more marked in the Myriapods (centipedes, millipedes) than in any ..."

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