phyllophagous

[fi-lof-uh-guh s]

Origin of phyllophagous

1865–70; phyllo- + -phagous, probably on the model of New Latin Phyllophaga
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Word Origin and History for phyllophagous
adj.

"leaf-eating," 1819, from phyllo- + -phagous.

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