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entomophagous

[en-tuh-mof-uh-guh s]
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adjective
  1. feeding on insects; insectivorous.
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Origin of entomophagous

First recorded in 1830–40; entomo- + -phagous
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Historical Examples

  • Entomophagous: feeding upon insects: specifically applied to those wasps that feed their young with larvae, etc.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith


British Dictionary definitions for entomophagous

entomophagous

adjective
  1. feeding mainly on insects; insectivorous
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