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monophagous

[muh-nof-uh-guh s] /məˈnɒf ə gəs/
adjective
1.
feeding on only one kind of food.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; mono- + -phagous
Related forms
monophagy
[muh-nof-uh-jee] /məˈnɒf ə dʒi/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Examples for monophagous
  • Such species are termed monophagous or host plant specialists.
  • It is a monophagous herbivorous species that attacks only alfalfa and causes serious economical losses by defoliating the plants.
British Dictionary definitions for monophagous

monophagous

/məˈnɒfəɡəs/
adjective
1.
feeding on only one type of food monophagous insects
Derived Forms
monophagy, noun
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