carpophagous


carpophagous
adj. [Gr. karpos, fruit; phagein, to eat]
Feeding on fruit.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Carpophagous — Car*poph a*gous, a. [Gr. karpo s fruit + ? to eat.] Living on fruits; fruit consuming. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carpophagous — [kär päf′ə gəs] adj. [Gr karpophagos < karpos (see HARVEST) + phagein (see PHAGOUS)] fruit eating …   English World dictionary

  • carpophagous — vaisėdžiai gyvūnai statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Gyvūnai, mintantys vaisiais ir jų sėklomis. atitikmenys: angl. carpophagous vok. Karpophage, f rus. карпофаг, питающийся плодами, m ryšiai: sinonimas – karpofagai …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • carpophagous — /kahr pof euh geuhs/, adj. fruit eating. [1830 40; CARPO 1 + PHAGOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • carpophagous — fruit eating Feeding and Eating …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • carpophagous — adj. feeds on fruit, eats fruit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • carpophagous — car·poph·a·gous …   English syllables

  • carpophagous — /kaˈpɒfəgəs/ (say kah pofuhguhs) adjective fruit eating. {carpo + phagous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • carpophagous — adjective feeding on fruit • Syn: ↑fruit eating • Similar to: ↑herbivorous * * * (ˈ)kär|päfəgəs adjective Etymology: Greek karpophagos, from karp carp (I) + phagos phagous …   Useful english dictionary

  • Karpos — In Greek mythology, Karpos ( la. Carpus, literally fruit ), was a youth renowned for his beauty. He is the son of Zephyros (the west wind) and Khloris (spring, or new vegetation), forming a natural metaphor the west wind heralds the new growth of …   Wikipedia


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