Definition of Polyphagy

1. n. The practice or faculty of subsisting on many kinds of food.



Definition of Polyphagy

1. Noun. (biology) The ability of an animal to eat a variety of food ¹

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Definition of Polyphagy

1. [n -GIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polyphagy

polypeptidases
polypeptide
polypeptide N-acetylgalactosominyltransferase
polypeptide fucosyltransferase
polypeptides
polypeptidic
polyperythrin
polypes
polypetalous
polyphage
polyphages
polyphagia
polyphagias
polyphagies
polyphagous
polyphagy (current term)
polyphalangism
polypharmacal
polypharmaceutical
polypharmaceuticals
polypharmacist
polypharmacists
polypharmacy
polyphase
polyphase circuit
polyphasic
polyphemus
polyphemus moth
polyphene

Literary usage of Polyphagy

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1. American Observer Medical Monthly (1878)
"The patient suffered from polyphagy, poly- dipsy, excessive emaciation and ... Pancreatic diseases in men also begin with polyphagy, rapid emaciation, ..."

2. The Natural Conditions of Existence as They Affect Animal Life by Carl Semper (1883)
"Many cases of polyphagy are of the highest interest as considered from another point of view. In connecting and comparing the physiological activity of an ..."

3. Animal Life as Affected by the Natural Conditions of Existence by Carl Semper (1881)
"Many cases of polyphagy are of the highest interest as considered from another point of view. In connecting and comparing the physiological activity of an ..."

4. Animal Life as Affected by the Natural Conditions of Existence by Carl Semper (1881)
"Many cases of polyphagy are of the highest interest as considered from another point of view. In connecting and comparing the physiological activity of an ..."

5. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology by Cambridge Entomological Club (1877)
"Wings of Apis 141, 561A. Aquatic insects, 309. Hypodermic larva;, 689. Power, 242n. Nourishment. polyphagy, 242«, 262, Vitality, 05, 706. 401, 660/1. ..."

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