Definition of Oligophagous

1. Adjective. (chiefly of insects) that feed on a restricted range of food ¹



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Definition of Oligophagous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oligophagous

oligonephronic
oligonucleosomal
oligonucleosome
oligonucleotidase
oligonucleotide
oligonucleotide probes
oligonucleotides
oligopepsia
oligopeptidase
oligopeptide
oligopeptide 20
oligopeptide permease
oligopeptides
oligopetalous
oligophagies
oligophagous (current term)
oligophagy
oligophenylene
oligophenylenes
oligophosphoglyceroyl-ATP 3'-phosphodiesterase
oligophrenia
oligoplastic
oligopnea
oligopolies
oligopolist
oligopolistic
oligopolists
oligopolize
oligopoly
oligopolymer

Literary usage of Oligophagous

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1. Insects and Human Welfare: An Account of the More Important Relations of by Charles Thomas Brues (1920)
"... whose varying abundance depends upon factors not yet mentioned. Numerous other forms which may be called oligophagous, depend upon several, ..."

2. The Santa Rita Experimental Range: History and Annotated Bibliography (1903 by Alvin L. Medina (1997)
"The abundance of particular oligophagous termites is correlated with the quantity of highly preferred woods, while there is no correlation between the ..."

3. Entomology, with Special Reference to Its Ecological Aspects by Justus Watson Folsom (1922)
"become fixed, whereby diverse plants are utilized by oligophagous species." The selection of food by means of its odor is simply a case of positive ..."

4. Ecological Risk Assessment Issue Papersby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"... phytophage and host, and these associations include species that had been thought to be monophagous or oligophagous (Hokkanen and Pimentel, 1984, 1989). ..."

5. Allelopathy: The Effects of Chemicals Produced by Plants by Henry Gilbert (1994)
"... properties of "Davis" soybeans against an oligophagous insect, the Mexico bean beetle. Burden, BJ.; Norris, DM New York, NY : Plenum Publishing ..."

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