feeding on larvae

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • larvivorous — lar·viv·o·rous lär viv ə rəs adj feeding upon larvae esp. of insects <larvivorous fishes used in the control of mosquito populations> * * * lar·viv·o·rous (lahr vivґə rəs) [larva + L. vorare to eat] feeding on or consuming larvae; …   Medical dictionary

  • larvivorous — (ˈ)lär|vivərəs adjective Etymology: probably from (assumed) New Latin larvivorus, from New Latin larvi + Latin vorus vorous : feeding upon larvae especially of insects larvivorous fishes * * * /lahr viv euhr euhs/, adj. larva eating. [LARV(A) + I …   Useful english dictionary

  • larvivorous — larvae eating; paedophagous, e.g. Cynolebias, Notobranchius and Poecilia reticulata (Cyprinodontidae) consume mosquito larvae …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • larvivorous — adj. [L. larva, mask; vorare, to devour] Larvae eating …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • larvivorous — /lahr viv euhr euhs/, adj. larva eating. [LARV(A) + I + VOROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • larvivorous — adjective That feed on the larvae of insects …   Wiktionary

  • larvivorous — adj. feeding on larvae, eating larvae …   English contemporary dictionary

  • larvivorous — lar·viv·o·rous …   English syllables

  • larviphagic — Consuming larvae; certain l. fish are used in mosquito control. [larva + G. phago, to eat] * * * lar·vi·phag·ic .lär və faj ik adj LARVIVOROUS * * * lar·vi·pha·gic (lahr″vĭ faґjik) larvivorous …   Medical dictionary

  • paedophagous — larvae or embryo eating; larvivorous, e.g. some Haplochromis which feed on cichlid embryos and larvae, sucking them out of the maternal mouth using thick, rubbery lips, as opposed to post larval to adult stages …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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