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Definition of Cavernicolous
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cavernicolous
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Literary usage of Cavernicolous
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1. The Popular Science Monthly (1890)
"In the case of the cavernicolous myriapods the bleaching of the body is very marked. In out-of-door myriapods the normal tint of the integument is brown or ..."
2. The Fauna of Mayfield's Cave by Arthur Mangun Banta (1907)
"He names 51 species of the sub- genus, principally cavernicolous, and 8 species of another subgenus of Trechus, all of which are exclusively cavernicolous. ..."
3. Animal Coloration: An Account of the Principal Facts and Theories Relating by Frank Evers Beddard (1892)
"... as opposed to " cavernicolous" forms Dr. Packard calls them. The bleaching seems to be more marked in the Myriapods (centipedes, millipedes) than in any ..."