heterophagous

adjective
het·​er·​oph·​a·​gous | \ ¦hetə¦räfə̇gəs \

Definition of heterophagous

1 : altricial
2 : feeding or living on two or more hosts at different stages of the life history digenetic trematodes are heterophagous

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History and Etymology for heterophagous

heter- + -phagous

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“Heterophagous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heterophagous. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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