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phytophagous

[fahy-tof-uh-guh s] /faɪˈtɒf ə gəs/
adjective
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; phyto- + -phagous
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  • The economic importance of parasitic and phytophagous species are discussed.
  • They are mostly phytophagous in food habit, with some species being entomophagous.
British Dictionary definitions for phytophagous

phytophagous

/faɪˈtɒfəɡəs/
adjective
1.
(esp of insects) feeding on plants
Derived Forms
phytophagy (faɪˈtɒfədʒɪ) noun
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