rhizophagous

[rahy-zof-uh-guh s]

Origin of rhizophagous

First recorded in 1825–35; rhizo- + -phagous
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Word Origin and History for rhizophagous
adj.

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

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