oligophagy
noun see oligophagous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Oligophagy — refers to the eating of only a few specific foods. The term is usually associated with insect dietary behaviour.[1] Organisms may exhibit narrow or specific oligophagy where the diet is restricted to a very few foods or broad oligophagy where the …   Wikipedia

  • oligophagy — See oligophagous. * * * …   Universalium

  • oligophagy — noun feeding on few specific types of food (e.g. a single plant genus) See Also: oligophage, oligophagous …   Wiktionary

  • oligophagy — ol·i·goph·a·gy …   English syllables

  • oligophagy — noun see oligophagous …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oligophagie — L oligophagie caractérise les animaux qui se nourrissent d un nombre limité d aliments spécifiques. Le terme est généralement employé pour qualifier le comportement alimentaire de certains insectes[1] Les organismes peuvent montrer une… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • oligophagous — adjective Date: 1920 eating only a few specific kinds of food • oligophagy noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oligophagous — adjective that feed on a restricted range of food See Also: oligophagy …   Wiktionary

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