oligophagous

One who eats only a few kinds of food

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • oligophagous — [äl΄i gäf′ə gəs] adj. 〚 OLIGO + PHAGOUS〛 feeding upon a limited variety of food, as certain caterpillars whose diet is restricted to a few related plants * * * ol·i·goph·a·gous (ŏl ĭ gŏfʹə gəs, ō lĭ ) adj. Feeding on a restricted range of food… …   Universalium

  • oligophagous — [äl΄i gäf′ə gəs] adj. [ OLIGO + PHAGOUS] feeding upon a limited variety of food, as certain caterpillars whose diet is restricted to a few related plants …   English World dictionary

  • oligophagous — adjective Date: 1920 eating only a few specific kinds of food • oligophagy noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oligophagous — restricted diet, eating few food types …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • oligophagous — adj. [Gr. oligos, few; phagein, to eat] Feeding on only a few species of food plants; see monophagous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • oligophagous — adjective that feed on a restricted range of food See Also: oligophagy …   Wiktionary

  • oligophagous — ol·i·goph·a·gous …   English syllables

  • oligophagous —   a. eating a few sorts of food only …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • chemoreception — chemoreceptive /kee moh ri sep tiv, kem oh /, adj. /kee moh ri sep sheuhn, kem oh /, n. the physiological response to chemical stimuli. [1915 20; CHEMO + RECEPTION] * * * Sensory process by which organisms respond to external chemical stimuli, by …   Universalium

  • olig- — or oligo combining form Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Greek, from oligos; perhaps akin to Armenian ałkat scant few < oligophagous > …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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