fossorial

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin fossōrius (adapted for digging or delving), from fodiō (dig).

Adjective[edit]

fossorial (comparative more fossorial, superlative most fossorial)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or adapted for digging or burrowing.
    The mole is a fossorial mammal.

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Noun[edit]

fossorial (plural fossorials)

  1. Any digging animal (such as a mole)