Definition of folivore in English:

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folivore

Pronunciation: /ˈfōləˌvôr/

noun

Zoology
An animal that feeds on leaves.
Example sentences
  • In contrast, Q. robur exposed to 30% elevated vs ambient UV-B radiation in an outdoor array received more damage by unspecified insect folivores.
  • The relationship between Eucalyptus species and their marsupial folivores is a case in point.
  • Variation in leaf quality exists at a scale relevant to the foraging choices of individual folivores.

Derivatives

folivorous

Pronunciation: /fōˈlivərəs/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Frugivorous lowland gorillas, for example, should both prefer and be more capable of metabolizing ethanol than their more folivorous montane counterparts.
  • Previous investigators have noted that the folivorous, dusky-footed wood rat brings fresh, green foliage into its stickhouse.
  • The New World howler monkey, which has a notably folivorous diet, evolved full trichromaticity independently of Old World primates.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: fo·li·vore

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