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Feeding on fungi.

my′co·phage (-kə-fāj′) n.
my·coph′a·gy (-ə-jē) n.
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1. (Cookery) the eating of mushrooms
2. (Biology) the use of fungi as a source of nourishment
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Noun1.mycophagy - the practice of eating fungi (especially mushrooms collected in the wild)
eating, feeding - the act of consuming food
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Keys to spores of the genera of hypogeous fungi of North temperate florests with special reference to animal mycophagy. Mad River Press.
Antagonistic bacteria can inhibit plant pathogens by different mechanisms like inhibition of the pathogen by antibiotics and toxins, competition for space and nutrients, parasitism by extracellular cell-wall-degrading enzymes, mycophagy, etc (1; 3).
Observations on Ciidae (Coleoptera) with particular reference to mycophagy. Entomol.
Seasonal variation in mycophagy by the western red-backed vole, Clethrionomys californicus, in southwestern Oregon.
Some of my earliest childhood recollections involve weekend afternoons in late summer and fall when the entire house would fill with a particularly noxious odor--one that can be created only by what I now consider to be a cardinal sin of mycophagy (eating mushrooms): the boiling of mushrooms.