stenophagous

[ sti-nof-uh-guh s ]
/ stɪˈnɒf ə gəs /

adjective Ecology.

(of an animal) feeding on a limited variety of foods (opposed to euryphagous).

Nearby words

  1. stenographic,
  2. stenography,
  3. stenohaline,
  4. stenopeic,
  5. stenopetalous,
  6. stenophyllous,
  7. stenosal murmur,
  8. stenosed,
  9. stenosis,
  10. stenostomia

Origin of stenophagous

First recorded in 1875–80; steno- + -phagous

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British Dictionary definitions for stenophagous

stenophagous

/ (stəˈnɒfəɡəs) /

adjective

(of animals) feeding on a single type or limited variety of food

Word Origin for stenophagous

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

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