graminivorous


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gram·i·niv·o·rous

 (grăm′ə-nĭv′ər-əs)
adj.
Feeding on grasses.

[Latin grāmen, grāmin-, grass + -vorous.]

graminivorous

(ˌɡræmɪˈnɪvərəs)
adj
(Zoology) (of animals) feeding on grass
[C18: from Latin grāmen grass + -vorous]

gram•i•niv•o•rous

(ˌgræm əˈnɪv ər əs)

adj.
feeding or subsisting on grass.
[1730–40; < Latin grāmin-, s. of grāmen grass + -i- + -vorous]
Translations
References in classic literature ?
Graminivorous. Forty teeth, namely twenty-four grinders, four eye-teeth, and twelve incisive.
I even entertained some idea of putting myself on a vegetable diet, vaguely conceiving that, in becoming a graminivorous animal, I should sacrifice to Dora.
If woman had a free hand in the world's marketing the race would become graminivorous.
Elemental ratios of carbon and nitrogen track weaning in a graminivorous primate (Theropithecus gelada).
Graminivorous. Forty teeth, namely twenty-four grinders, four eye-teeth, and twelve incisive." [Ecetera] "Now girl number twenty," said Mr Gradgrind.
1976) is graminivorous (Amedegnato & Poulain 1994) and its distribution is concentrated in the Amazon region (Carbonell 2002).
Comparing the mandible length between the species within the same genus, across insect orders may reveal that grass-cutting species have shorter mandibles while graminivorous Acrididae present a reduction in the mandible length (Patterson 1984) and multiple independent convergences to chisel shaped incisor cusps and ridged molar regions for grinding (Chapman 1964; Bernays 1991).