Definition of Phytophagic

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

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



Definition of Phytophagic

1. a. Phytophagous.

Definition of Phytophagic

1. Adjective. (alternative form of phytophagous) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Phytophagic

1. Phytophagous. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phytophagic

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

Literary usage of Phytophagic

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1. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia by Entomological Society of Philadelphia (1865)
"I have this year carefully compared several dozen larvae of the above two (phytophagic) species, and find that the mature and nearly mature * As to the ..."

2. Insect Life by Division of Entomology, United States Bureau of Entomology (1891)
"... Green for Cabbage Worms—An Experiment against White Grubs—More Damage to Corn by the Brassy Flea-beetle—phytophagic Dung-beetles—Germination of ..."

3. Bibliography of the More Important Contributions to American Economic Entomology by United States Bureau of Entomology, Nathan Banks, Samuel Henshaw (1889)
"WALSH, BD On phytophagic varieties and ... same species and are termed phytophagic varieties; these when separated with a single kind of food-plant form ..."

4. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1909)
"... entomologist of the United States, has described what he calls phytophagic varieties and phytophagic species. Most vegetable-feeding insects live on one ..."

5. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1896)
"But no observer can determine for another, even if he can do so for himself, which of these phytophagic forms ought to be called species and which varieties ..."

6. More Letters of Charles Darwin: A Record of His Work in a Series of Hitherto by Charles Darwin (1903)
"I received your former paper on phytophagic variety,1 most of which was new ... Is it not probable that guest-flies were 1 For " phytophagic Varieties and ..."

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