-phagous


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-phagous

suff.
Eating; feeding on: ichthyophagous.

[From Latin -phagus, from Greek -phagos, from phagein, to eat; see bhag- in Indo-European roots.]

-phagous

a combining form meaning “eating,” “feeding on”: hematophagous; xylophagous.
[< Greek -phagos, adj. derivative of phageîn to eat]