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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Feeding on many different kinds of food.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Eating many different kinds of food; almost pamphagous or omnivorous; not monophagous.
  • Specifically, of certain animal parasites, requiring more than one host in order to complete their life-cycle: contrasted with monophagous, 2.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Eating, or subsisting on, many kinds of food.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Eating many types of food.
  • adjective Having many host plants.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From poly- + -phagous.

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