Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Growing, living, or burrowing in sand.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In zoology, inhabiting sand, as certain worms. See Arenicola.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective growing or living or burrowing in sand.

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  • adjective biology living or burrowing in sand

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective growing or living or burrowing in sand

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin harēna, arēna, sand; see arena + –colous.]

Examples

  • Uma are arenicolous sand dune specialists, and have a ton of modifications to help them get around on the dunes.

    My herps are cooler than your herps

  • Uma are arenicolous sand dune specialists, and have a ton of modifications to help them get around on the dunes.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Agamines are a really interesting group in terms of adaptation: we have scansorial, arenicolous and saxicolous species, the evolution of viviparity, and morphological transitions such as external ear loss.

    Harduns and toad-heads; a tale of arenicoly and over-looked convergence

  • Agamines are a really interesting group in terms of adaptation: we have scansorial, arenicolous and saxicolous species, the evolution of viviparity, and morphological transitions such as external ear loss.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • In the case before us it is sufficient to refer to the Gelasimus of the mangrove swamps, which shares the same conditions of life with various Grapsoidae and yet does not agree with them, but with the arenicolous Ocypoda.

    Facts and Arguments for Darwin

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