polyphagous
adjective Etymology: Greek polyphagos eating too much, from poly- + -phagos -phagous Date: 1815 feeding on or utilizing many kinds of food • polyphagy noun

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  • Polyphagous — Po*lyph a*gous, a. [L. polyphagus, Gr. ?; poly s much, many + ? to eat: cf. F. polyphage.] Eating, or subsisting on, many kinds of food; as, polyphagous animals. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polyphagous — po·lyph·a·gous (pə lĭfʹə gəs) adj. Feeding on many different kinds of food: polyphagous insects or birds. * * * …   Universalium

  • polyphagous — feeding on a wide variety of foods …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • polyphagous — adj. [Gr. polys, many; phagein, to eat] Feeding on many kinds of food; polyphagia n …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • polyphagous — adjective a) That eats many types of food.(Compare this with euryphagous or omnivorous.) b) Having many host plants (used for herbivorous insects) …   Wiktionary

  • polyphagous — eating many types of food Feeding and Eating …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • polyphagous — pÉ™ lɪfÉ™gÉ™s adj. feeding on many different kinds of food (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • polyphagous — po·lyph·a·gous …   English syllables

  • polyphagous — adj. Zool. able to feed on various kinds of food …   Useful english dictionary

  • polyphagous animals — polifagai statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Gyvūnai, mintantys įvairiais augalais ir gyvūnais. atitikmenys: angl. polyphagous animals vok. polyphage Tiere, n rus. полифаги …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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