Heterophagi

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Heterophagi (Zoöl) Altrices.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • heterophagi In ornithology, the class of birds the young of which require to be fed by their parents; the altricial birds: opposed to Autophagi. See Altrices.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. other + to eat

Usage

In literature:

It is an "isophagy" which occurs in place of "heterophagy" (eating of others).
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
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