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[sti-nof-uh-guh s]
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adjective Ecology.
  1. (of an animal) feeding on a limited variety of foods (opposed to euryphagous).
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Origin of stenophagous

First recorded in 1875–80; steno- + -phagous
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British Dictionary definitions for stenophagous


  1. (of animals) feeding on a single type or limited variety of food
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Word Origin

C17: from steno- + -phagous (via Latin from Greek phagos eating)
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