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The eating of plants, especially ones that are still living.‘in response to herbivory, plants defend themselves with arrays of structural and chemical weapons’
- ‘Atsatt and O'Dowd argued that the susceptibility of a plant to herbivory is affected by the identity and proximity of its neighbors.’
- ‘Any change in a plant that occurs following herbivory is an ‘induced response’.’
- ‘Also, plant herbivory is an unlikely explanation for the decline in inflorescence number because plants were caged during this study.’
- ‘I have characterized induced resistance of cucumber plants to spider mite herbivory in detail elsewhere.’
- ‘The outcome of herbivory on plant community structure and composition is dependent on herbivore selectivity and species tolerance.’
Mid 20th century: from herbivor(ous) + -y.
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