Mucivore
Mucivore Mu"ci*vore (m[=u]"s[i^]*v[=o]r), n. [L. mucus slime, mucus + vorare to devour.] (Zo["o]l.) An insect which feeds on mucus, or the sap of plants, as certain Diptera, of the tribe {Mucivora}. [1913 Webster]

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  • mucivore — Ent. (ˈmjuːsɪvɔə(r)) [ad. mod.L. Mucivora neut. pl., f. mūc us + vor us devouring.] A dipterous insect of the family Mucivora (Webster 1864). Hence muˈcivorous a., ‘feeding upon the juices of plants’ (Cent. Dict. 1890) …   Useful english dictionary

  • mucivore —   n. insect feeding on plant juices.    ♦ mucivorous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Mucivora — Mucivore Mu ci*vore (m[=u] s[i^]*v[=o]r), n. [L. mucus slime, mucus + vorare to devour.] (Zo[ o]l.) An insect which feeds on mucus, or the sap of plants, as certain Diptera, of the tribe {Mucivora}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Herbivory — is a form of predation in which an organism, known as a herbivore, consumes principally autotrophsCampbell, N. A. (1996) Biology (4th edition) Benjamin Cummings, New York ISBN 0 8053 1957 3] such as plants, algae and photosynthesizing bacteria.… …   Wikipedia

  • mucivorous — adj. [L. mucus, mucus; vorare, to devour] Feeding on the juices of plants. mucivore n …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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