phytophagous

adjective
phy·​toph·​a·​gous | \ fī-ˈtä-fə-gəs How to pronounce phytophagous (audio) \

Definition of phytophagous

: feeding on plants

First Known Use of phytophagous

1797, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phytophagous

borrowed from New Latin phytophagus, from phyto- phyto- + -phagus -phagous

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“Phytophagous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phytophagous. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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phytophagous

adjective
phy·​toph·​a·​gous | \ fī-ˈtäf-ə-gəs How to pronounce phytophagous (audio) \

Medical Definition of phytophagous

: feeding on plants

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