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  • adjective Feeding on a limited number of foods, often within one taxonomic genus.

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  • adjective ecology Feeding on a limited variety of food.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek στενός (stenós, "narrow, limited") + φαγεῖν (phagein, "to eat").

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