monophagy
noun see monophagous

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  • monophagy — noun The feeding on a single type of food (e.g., a single plant species). See Also: monophage, monophagous …   Wiktionary

  • monophagy — mo·noph·a·gy …   English syllables

  • monophagy — jē noun ( es) Etymology: mon + phagy : a monophagous character or condition …   Useful english dictionary

  • monophagous — monophagy /meuh nof euh jee/, n. /meuh nof euh geuhs/, adj. feeding on only one kind of food. [1865 70; MONO + PHAGOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • monophagous — adjective Date: circa 1868 feeding on or utilizing a single kind of food; especially feeding on a single kind of plant or animal • monophagy noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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