phytophagous


phytophagous
Plant-eating; vegetarian. [phyto- + G. phago, to eat]

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phy·toph·a·gous fī-'täf-ə-gəs adj feeding on plants

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phy·toph·a·gous (fi-tofґə-gəs) [phyto- + phag- + -ous] eating vegetable food.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • phytophagous — adjective Date: 1826 feeding on plants < a phytophagous insect > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • phytophagous — /fuy tof euh geuhs/, adj. herbivorous. [1820 30; PHYTO + PHAGOUS] * * * …   Universalium

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  • phytophagous — faɪ tÉ‘fÉ™gÉ™s / tÉ’f adj. feeding on plants and grasses …   English contemporary dictionary

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