Definition of Polyphagous

1. a. Eating, or subsisting on, many kinds of food; as, polyphagous animals.



Definition of Polyphagous

1. Adjective. That eats many types of food.(Compare this with euryphagous or omnivorous.) ¹

2. Adjective. Having many host plants (used for herbivorous insects). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polyphagous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polyphagous

polypeptidase
polypeptidases
polypeptide
polypeptide N-acetylgalactosominyltransferase
polypeptide fucosyltransferase
polypeptides
polypeptidic
polyperythrin
polypes
polypetalous
polyphage
polyphages
polyphagia
polyphagias
polyphagies
polyphagous (current term)
polyphagy
polyphalangism
polypharmacal
polypharmaceutical
polypharmaceuticals
polypharmacist
polypharmacists
polypharmacy
polyphase
polyphase circuit
polyphasic
polyphemus
polyphemus moth

Literary usage of Polyphagous

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

1. Animal Life as Affected by the Natural Conditions of Existence by Carl Semper (1881)
"Monophagous and polyphagous animals.—Any division of animals into two such groups as are here indicated has obviously none but a purely physiological value, ..."

2. The Natural Conditions of Existence as They Affect Animal Life by Carl Semper (1883)
"Monophagous and polyphagous animals.—Any division of animals into two such groups as are here indicated has obviously none but a purely physiological value, ..."

3. Curiosities of Medical Experience by John Gideon Millingen (1839)
"Dr. Boehmen of Wittenberg witnessed the performance of one of these polyphagous individuals, who commenced his repast by eating a raw sheep, a sucking-pig, ..."

4. Alternative Coca Reduction Strategies in the Andean Region (1994)
"This is the pit scale—a polyphagous pest of deciduous fruit trees and ornamentals. ... polyphagous. This is the rufous scale— a major pest of citrus. ..."

5. Insect Pests of Rice by M D Pathak, Z R Khan (1994)
"... other graminaceous crops and weeds Less common Tobacco, rice, other graminaceous plants Less common polyphagous: oat, barley, wheat Less common Clover, ..."

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