folivorous

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folivorous (not comparable)

  1. (zoology) Eating leaves.
    • 1992, Karen B. Strier, Faces in the Forest: The Endangered Muriqui Monkeys of Brazil:
      Finally, if muriquis are strongly folivorous, they should conserve energy expenditure by using a relatively small area with just enough leaf sources to meet their nutritional needs, and devote a large proportion of their day to resting.

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