biophagous


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biophagous

[bī′äf·ə·gəs]
(zoology)
Feeding on living organisms.
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* Primary: Caused by biophagous larvae (feed on living tissues) also called as obligatory myiasis.
Biophagous larvae feed on living tissue in primary myiasis; however, secondary myiasis involves necrobiophagous larvae feeding on dead tissue [2].