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monophagous

[muh-nof-uh-guh s]
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adjective
  1. feeding on only one kind of food.

Origin of monophagous

First recorded in 1865–70; mono- + -phagous
Related formsmo·noph·a·gy [muh-nof-uh-jee] /məˈnɒf ə dʒi/, noun
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Examples from the Web for monophagous

Historical Examples

  • Monophagous: insects feeding upon only one species or genus of plants.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith


British Dictionary definitions for monophagous

monophagous

adjective
  1. feeding on only one type of foodmonophagous insects
Derived Formsmonophagy, noun
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