From Latin fossōrius (“adapted for digging or delving”), from fodiō (“dig”).
fossorial (comparative more fossorial, superlative most fossorial)
- Of, pertaining to, or adapted for digging or burrowing.
- The mole is a fossorial mammal.
Of, pertaining to, or adapted for digging or burrowing
fossorial (plural fossorials)
- Any digging animal (such as a mole)