stenophagous

stenophagous
adj. [Gr. stenos, narrow; phagein, to eat]
Existing on only a limited variety of foods; see euryphagous, omnivorous.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • stenophagous — [stə näf′ə gəs] adj. Biol. eating only a limited variety of foods: opposed to EURYPHAGOUS …   English World dictionary

  • stenophagous — /sti nof euh geuhs/, adj. Ecol. (of an animal) feeding on a limited variety of foods (opposed to euryphagous). [1875 80; STENO + PHAGOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • stenophagous — adjective Feeding on a limited variety of food. Ant: euryphagous …   Wiktionary

  • stenophagous — ste·noph·a·gous …   English syllables

  • stenophagous — stə̇ˈnäfəgəs adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary sten + phagous : eating few kinds of foods used especially of an insect; compare euryphagous, monophagous * * * /sti nof euh geuhs/, adj. Ecol. (of an animal) feeding on a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stenophagous animals — stenofagai statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Gyvūnai, mintantys tik tam tikros rūšies maistu (pvz., skersasnukiai, baltieji amūrai minta tik vandens augalais; kryžiasnapiai, kurapkos – grūdais ir sėklomis; kregždės, geniai –… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • euryphagous — euryphage /yoor euh fayj , yerr /, n. /yoo rif euh geuhs, yeuh /, adj. Ecol. (of an animal) able to subsist on a wide variety of foods. Cf. stenophagous. [1925 30; EURY + PHAGOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • euryphagous — adjective Feeding on a large variety of food. Syn: polyphage Ant: stenophagous …   Wiktionary

  • stenopaic —   a. with narrow aperture.    ♦ stenopetalous, a. with narrow petals.    ♦ stenophagous,   a. eating only a narrow range of food.    ♦ stenophyllous, a. with narrow leaves.    ♦ stenophobia, n. morbid fear of narrow places …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • stenopaeic —   a. with narrow aperture.    ♦ stenopetalous, a. with narrow petals.    ♦ stenophagous,   a. eating only a narrow range of food.    ♦ stenophyllous, a. with narrow leaves.    ♦ stenophobia, n. morbid fear of narrow places …   Dictionary of difficult words

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