algophagous

adjective
al·​goph·​a·​gous | \ al-ˈgä-fə-gəs \

Definition of algophagous

: feeding on algae algophagous insects

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First Known Use of algophagous

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for algophagous

alga + -o- + -phagous

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“Algophagous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/algophagous. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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