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Phytophaga

plural noun Phy·toph·a·ga \fīˈtäfəgə\

Definition of Phytophaga

  1. :  any of several groups of vegetable-feeding animals: such as a :  a very large division of Coleoptera comprising beetles that have all the tarsi apparently 4-jointed, the head not rostrate, the labrum exposed, and the palpi never wholly occluded in the mouth and including the families Bruchidae, Chrysomelidae, and Cerambycidae or being made coextensive with Chrysomelidae b :  a division of Hymenoptera comprising forms (as the sawflies) with larvae that feed on plants c :  a group of Edentata including the sloths

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Origin and Etymology of phytophaga

New Latin, from phyt- + -phaga


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Phytophaga

noun Phy·toph·a·ga \"\

Definition of Phytophaga

  1. :  a genus of gall midges

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Origin and Etymology of phytophaga

New Latin, from phyt- + -phaga


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