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 monophagy (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of monophagous

circa 1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of monophagous was circa 1868

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