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monophagous

[ muh-nof-uh-guhs ]
/ məˈnɒf ə gəs /
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adjective
feeding on only one kind of food.
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Origin of monophagous

First recorded in 1865–70; mono- + -phagous

OTHER WORDS FROM monophagous

mo·noph·a·gy [muh-nof-uh-jee], /məˈnɒf ə dʒi/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for monophagous

monophagous
/ (məˈnɒfəɡəs) /

adjective
feeding on only one type of foodmonophagous insects

Derived forms of monophagous

monophagy, noun
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