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gallinivorous (adj.)
"chicken-eating," 1862, from Latin gallina "hen" (see gallinaceous) + -vorous "eating, devouring."
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ovivorous (adj.)

1812, "egg-eating;" 1865, "sheep-eating;" see ovi- + -vorous.

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monophagous (adj.)

"eating only one kind of food," by 1849, of insects, from mono- "single" + -phagous "feeding on, eating." Greek monophagos meant "eating once a day."

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androphagous (adj.)
"man-eating," 1847; see andro- "man" + -phagous "eating."
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carpophagous (adj.)
"fruit-eating," 1839, see carpo- (1) "fruit" + -phagous "eating."
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phyllophagous (adj.)

"leaf-eating, feeding on leaves," 1819, from phyllo- "leaf" + -phagous "eating."

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ophiophagous (adj.)

"serpent-eating," 1640s; see ophio- "serpent, snake" + -phagous "eating, feeding on." 

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cancrivorous (adj.)
"crab-eating," 1885, from combining form of Latin cancer "crab" (see cancer) + -vorous "eating."
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anthropophagous (adj.)

"cannibalistic, man-eating," 1807, from Greek anthrōpophagos "man-eating," from anthrōpos "man, human" (see anthropo-) + phagos "eating" (from PIE root *bhag- "to share out, apportion; to get a share"). Related: Anthropophagite (c. 1600).

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carnivore (n.)
"flesh-eating animal," 1839, from French carnivore (16c.), from Latin carnivorus "flesh-eating" (see carnivorous).
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