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 History of this Word

"colous" is from "colere" (to inhabit) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"-colous" is a type of suffix


A word ending that indicates "inhabiting" modifies the word. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-colous illustration Field trips to aquatic, forest, agricultural and arenicolous-marine ecosystems.
-colous illustration The mechanisms underlying the high-level heavy metal tolerances in metallicolous species are poorly understood.