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-phagous

adjective combining form

Definition of -phagous

  1. :  eating <saprophagous>



Origin and Etymology of -phagous

Greek -phagos, from phagein to eat — more at baksheesh


Medical Dictionary

-phagous

adjective combining form -pha·gous \fə-gəs\

Medical Definition of -phagous

  1. :  feeding especially on a (specified) kind of food <hematophagous>




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