noun see herbivorous

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  • 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

  • herbivory — noun the consumption of living plant tissue by animals. See Also: herbivore …   Wiktionary

  • herbivory — her·biv·o·ry biv ə rē n, pl ries the state or condition of feeding on plants …   Medical dictionary

  • herbivory — n. state of feeding on plants; consumption of herb like vegetation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • herbivory — her·biv·o·ry …   English syllables

  • herbivory — ˌ(h)ərˈbivərē, ri noun ( es) Etymology: herbivorous + y (II) : herbivority …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plant defense against herbivory — Poison ivy produces urushiol to protect the plant from herbivores. In humans this chemical produces an allergic skin rash, known as urushiol induced contact dermatitis …   Wikipedia

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  • Ecological facilitation — Facilitation describes species interactions that benefit at least one of the participants and cause harm to neither (Stachowicz 2001). Facilitations can be categorized as mutualisms, in which both species benefit, or commensalisms, in which one… …   Wikipedia

  • Myrmecophily — (pronounced /mɜrmɨˈkɒfɨli/, US dict: mûr′·mĭ·kŏf′·ə·lē; literally ant love ) is the term applied to positive interspecies associations between ants and a variety of other organisms such as plants, arthropods, and fungi. Myrmecophily… …   Wikipedia

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