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zoophagous Line breaks: zo|opha¦gous
Pronunciation: /zuːˈɒfəɡəs/

Definition of zoophagous in English:


(Of an animal) feeding on other animals.
Example sentences
  • Zoophagous insects extract nutrients from a living animal host and represent a broad group of parasitic insects.
  • Field studies have indicated that juvenile sardine are more zoophagous than adults.
  • There were significantly more zoophagous bug species in wildflower areas than in pastures

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