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

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  • monophagous — [mə näf′ə gəs] adj. [ MONO + PHAGOUS] feeding on only one kind of food, as on a certain plant …   English World dictionary

  • monophagous — feeding on a single type of food …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • monophagous — adj. [Gr. monos, one; phagein, to eat] Adapted to subsist on a single kind of food; specialized on a single host species; monotrophic; see polyphagous, oligophagous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 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 That eats only one kind of food …   Wiktionary

  • monophagous — feeding on only one type of food Feeding and Eating …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • monophagous — adj. consuming one type of food …   English contemporary dictionary

  • monophagous — mo·noph·a·gous …   English syllables

  • monophagous — mo•noph•a•gous [[t]məˈnɒf ə gəs[/t]] adj. ecl feeding on only one kind of food • Etymology: 1865–70; mono + phagous mo•noph′a•gy dʒi n …   From formal English to slang

  • monophagous — /məˈnɒfəgəs/ (say muh nofuhguhs) adjective (especially of insects) eating only one kind of food. –monophagy, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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