phytophagous

[ fahy-tof-uh-guhs ]

adjective

Origin of phytophagous

1
First recorded in 1820–30; phyto- + -phagous

Words Nearby phytophagous

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British Dictionary definitions for phytophagous

phytophagous

/ (faɪˈtɒfəɡəs) /


adjective
  1. (esp of insects) feeding on plants

Derived forms of phytophagous

  • phytophagy (faɪˈtɒfədʒɪ), noun

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