Definition of Phytophagous

1. Adjective. (of animals) feeding on plants.

Exact synonyms: Phytophagic, Phytophilous, Plant-eating
Category relationships: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Similar to: Herbivorous



Definition of Phytophagous

1. a. Feeding on plants; herbivorous; as, a phytophagous animal.

Definition of Phytophagous

1. Adjective. (zoology) feeding on plants, herbivorous ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phytophagous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Phytophagous

1. Feeding on plants; herbivorous; as, a phytophagous animal. Origin: Phyto- + Gr. To eat. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phytophagous

phytons
phytonutrient
phytonutrients
phytopathogen
phytopathogenic
phytopathogens
phytopathological
phytopathologist
phytopathologists
phytopathology
phytophaga
phytophage
phytophageous
phytophages
phytophagic
phytophagous (current term)
phytophagy
phytopharmaceutical
phytopharmaceuticals
phytophilous
phytophlyctodermatitis
phytophotodermatitis
phytophthora
phytophthoras
phytophysiology
phytopigment
phytopigments
phytoplankter
phytoplankters
phytoplankton

Literary usage of Phytophagous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"True phytophagous ... All are phytophagous, but their habits are very varied ; in fact, all the conditions known in ..."

2. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1906)
"FOSSIL PARASITIC AND phytophagous HYMENOPTERA FROM FLORISSANT, COLORADO. By CHARLES T. BRUES. Several months ago I received through the kindness of ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1901)
"The male is in most instances purely phytophagous. The female anopheles will readily, even in confinement, accept a meal of blood every two or three days. ..."

4. Report and Transactions (1888)
"phytophagous HYMENOPTERA—SAW-FLIES. BY EDWARD PARFITT. ... As they are mostly phytophagous, feeding either solitary or gregarious, in accordance with the ..."

5. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman, Royal Entomological Society of London (1892)
"... abnormal numbers of the species referred to in Britain. Lewisham, June 20th, 1892. SYNONYMIC NOTES ON phytophagous ..."

6. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"phytophagous Cetaceans.—The teeth >, molars) of the Manatee» are ridged doubly or trebly, the root distinct from the crown : here the resemblance to the ..."

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