Definition of Polyphaga in English:

Polyphaga

noun

Entomology
  • Treated as plural. A large suborder of the Coleoptera, being a diverse assemblage that comprises almost all beetles apart from the predatory ground and water beetles; beetles of this suborder (collectively or individually).

Origin

Early 20th century. From scientific Latin Polyphaga, suborder name from ancient Greek πολυϕάγος + scientific Latin -a. Compare French polyphages, plural.

Pronunciation

Polyphaga

/pəˈlɪfəɡə/