monotropic
adj. [Gr. monos, one; tropikos, a turning]
1. Turning in one direction.
2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
Visiting only one kind of flower for nectar; see polytropic.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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