adj. [Gr. ge, earth; L. cola, inhabitant]
Animals that spend only a part of their lives in the soil and affect its structure, aeration, etc; see geobionts.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • geobionts — n. [Gr. ge, earth; bios, life; on, a being] Organisms that permanently inhabit the soil and thereby affect its structure; see geocoles …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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