fimicolous

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An adaptation of the Latin fimicolus (dung-dwelling).

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fimicolous (not comparable)

  1. Inhabiting dung.
    • 1874, Mordecai Cubitt Cooke, Fungi: Their Nature, Influence, and Uses (first edition, 1875), page 245:
      Only seven or eight [] do not occur on dung, whilst fifty-six are fimicolous.
    • 1996, C.-H. Chung and C.-H. Liu, “More Fimicolous Myxomycetes from Taiwan” in Taiwania XLI, pages 259–264, paper title
    • 2007, Francesco Doveri, Fungi Fimicoli Italici: A Guide to the Recognition of Basidiomycetes and Ascomycetes Living on Faecal Material, Associazione Micologica Bresadola, page 674:
      Since Ahmed & Cain (1972) one more fimicolous Sporormiella with 8-celled spores has been described (S. tomilinii).
    Synonym: coprophilous

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