monophagous

adjective
mo·noph·a·gous | \mə-ˈnä-fə-gəs, 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 \-fə-jē \ noun

First Known Use of monophagous

circa 1868, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about monophagous

Share monophagous

Statistics for monophagous

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for monophagous

The first known use of monophagous was circa 1868

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on monophagous

See words that rhyme with monophagous

Comments on monophagous

What made you want to look up monophagous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a state of commotion or excitement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!