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rhizophagous

[ rahy-zof-uh-guhs ]

adjective

  1. feeding on roots.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of rhizophagous1

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

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Example Sentences

Rhizophagous, rī-zof′a-gus, adj. root-eating: pertaining to the Rhizophaga.

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