phthirophagous

adjective
phthi·​roph·​a·​gous | \ thīˈräfəgəs \

Definition of phthirophagous

: eating lice

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History and Etymology for phthirophagous

probably from (assumed) New Latin phthirophagus, from Greek phtheir louse + New Latin -o- + -phagus -phagous

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“Phthirophagous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phthirophagous. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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