phyllophagous

[ fi-lof-uh-guhs ]
/ fɪˈlɒf ə gəs /

adjective Zoology.

(of an organism) feeding on leaves.

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Origin of phyllophagous

1865–70; phyllo- + -phagous, probably on the model of New Latin Phyllophaga
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