algophagous

adjective

al·​goph·​a·​gous
al-ˈgä-fə-gəs
: feeding on algae
algophagous insects

Word History

Etymology

alga + -o- + -phagous

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of algophagous was in 1874

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“Algophagous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/algophagous. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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