zoophagous


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zo·oph·a·gous

 (zō-ŏf′ə-gəs)
adj.
Feeding on animal matter.
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zoophagous

(zəʊˈɒfəɡəs)
adj
(Biology) biology feeding on animals
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.zoophagous - (of animals) carnivorouszoophagous - (of animals) carnivorous    
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
carnivorous - (used of plants as well as animals) feeding on animals; "carnivorous plants are capable of trapping and digesting small animals especially insects"
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References in classic literature ?
I shall have to invent a new classification for him, and call him a zoophagous (life-eating) maniac.
Zoophagous population always affects the phytophagous members mainly in the season of increased predation (Carter and Rypstra, 1995).
In heterotrophs, either zoophagous or phytophagous, standard digestion of food protein includes coordinated and sequential interventions of peptidases.