Definition of microphagous in English:

microphagous

Syllabification: mi·croph·a·gous
Pronunciation: /mīˈkräfəgəs
 
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adjective

Zoology
(Of an invertebrate) feeding on minute particles or microorganisms.
More example sentences
  • Bottom or near-bottom feeding of the L klingeri animal as a scavenger or as a microphagous predator is envisaged, in a low-energy environmental setting.
  • Despite these complex results, our data show that microphagous surface deposit feeders can select for particles based on size and organic coating.
  • We have found that appendicularians, the most abundant microphagous metazoans, strongly stimulate the magnitude of experimentally induced blooms and that this effect can be scaled to any appendicularian density.

Derivatives

microphagic

Pronunciation: /ˌmīkrəˈfājik, -ˈfajik/
adjective
More example sentences
  • The role of paracrine signals such as microphagic cytokines in CL aging remains to be elucidated.
  • McCormick et al. found that macrophagic omnivore percent was more responsive to sedimentation than total or microphagic omnivores.
  • P. maraena is a microphagic omnivore, and stomachs sampled contained principally cladocerans, algae and small insects.

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