monophagous

adjective
mo·​noph·​a·​gous | \ mə-ˈnä-fə-gəs How to pronounce monophagous (audio) , mä- \

Definition of monophagous

: feeding on or utilizing a single kind of food especially : feeding on a single kind of plant or animal

Other Words from monophagous

monophagy \ mə-​ˈnä-​fə-​jē How to pronounce monophagous (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of monophagous

circa 1868, in the meaning defined above

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“Monophagous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monophagous. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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