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Polyphagous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Polyphagous Eating, or subsisting on, many kinds of food; as, polyphagous animals.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • polyphagous Eating many different kinds of food; almost pamphagous or omnivorous; not monophagous.
    • polyphagous Specifically, of certain animal parasites, requiring more than one host in order to complete their life-cycle: contrasted with monophagous, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Polyphagous pō-lif′a-gus eating many different kinds of food.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. polyphagus, Gr. ; poly`s much, many + to eat: cf. F. polyphage,

Usage

In literature:

Polyphagous: eating many kinds of food.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
In fact, he never envied the pork-eating Americans, the beef-eating English, or the polyphagic French.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
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