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monophagous

Line breaks: mon|opha¦gous
Pronunciation: /məˈnɒfəɡəs
 
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Definition of monophagous in English:

adjective

Zoology
(Of an animal) eating only one kind of food.
Example sentences
  • It is a monophagous herbivore that feeds on leaves and flower buds.
  • While monophagous herbivores were typically found at lower densities in polycultures, polyphagous herbivores showed a more variable response.
  • The salt-marsh planthopper Pissonotus quadripustulatus is monophagous on B. frutescens.

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