monophagous

adjective

mo·​noph·​a·​gous mə-ˈnä-fə-gəs How to pronounce monophagous (audio)
mä-
: feeding on or utilizing a single kind of food
especially : feeding on a single kind of plant or animal
monophagy noun

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monophagous was circa 1868

Dictionary Entries Near monophagous

Cite this Entry

“Monophagous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monophagous. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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