oligophagous

adjective
ol·​i·​goph·​a·​gous | \ ˌä-lə-ˈgä-fə-gəs How to pronounce oligophagous (audio) , ˌō- \

Definition of oligophagous

: eating only a few specific kinds of food

Other Words from oligophagous

oligophagy \ ˌä-​lə-​ˈgä-​fə-​jē How to pronounce oligophagous (audio) , ˌō-​ \ noun

First Known Use of oligophagous

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Oligophagous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oligophagous. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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