rhizophagous

[ rahy-zof-uh-guh s ]
/ raɪˈzɒf ə gəs /
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adjective

feeding on roots.

Nearby words

  1. rhizome,
  2. rhizomelia,
  3. rhizomeningomyelitis,
  4. rhizomorph,
  5. rhizomorphous,
  6. rhizopod,
  7. rhizopodea,
  8. rhizopus,
  9. rhizosphere,
  10. rhizotomy

Origin of rhizophagous

First recorded in 1825–35; rhizo- + -phagous

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Word Origin and History for rhizophagous

rhizophagous

adj.

1831, from comb. form of Greek rhiza "root" (see rhizome) + -phagous.

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