Monochromatic lamp(Opt.),a lamp whose flame yields rays of some one homogenous light. It is of great importance in optical experiments.

(Mon"o*chrome) n. [Gr. of one color; mo`nos single + color: cf. F. monochrome.] A painting or drawing in a single color; a picture made with a single color.

(Mon`o*chro"mic) a. Made, or done, with a single color; as, a monochromic picture.

(Mon"o*chro`my) n. The art of painting or drawing in monochrome.

(Mon`o*chron"ic) a. [Mono- + Gr. time.] Existing at the same time; contemporaneous.

(Mon`o*cil"i*a`ted) a. [Mono- + ciliated.] (Biol.) Having but one cilium.

(Mon"o*cle) n. [F. See Monocular.] An eyeglass for one eye. Simmonds.

(Mon`o*cli"nal) a. [See Monoclinic.] (Geol.) Having one oblique inclination; — applied to strata that dip in only one direction from the axis of elevation.

(Mon"o*cline) n. (Geol.) A monoclinal fold.

(Mon`o*clin"ic) a. [Mono- + Gr. to incline.] (Crystallog.) Having one oblique intersection; — said of that system of crystallization in which the vertical axis is inclined to one, but at right angles to the other, lateral axis. See Crystallization.

(Mo*noc"li*nous) a. [Mono- + Gr. couch, fr. to lie down: cf. F. monocline.] (Bot.) Hermaphrodite, or having both stamens and pistils in every flower.

(||Mon`o*con"dy*la) n. pl. [NL. See Mono-, and Condyle.] (Zoöl.) A group of vertebrates, including the birds and reptiles, or those that have only one occipital condyle; the Sauropsida.

(Mon"o*co*tyl) n. (Bot.) Any monocotyledonous plant.

(Mon"o*co*tyle) a. [Cf. F. monocotyle.] (Bot.) Monocotyledonous.

(Mon`o*cot`y*le"don) n. [Mono- + cotyledon: cf. F. monocotylédone.] (Bot.) A plant with only one cotyledon, or seed lobe.

The plural, monocotyledons, is used as the name of a large class of plants, and is generally understood to be equivalent to the term endogens.

(Mon`o*cot`y*le"don*ous) a. [Cf. F. monocotylédoné.] (Bot.) Having only one cotyledon, seed lobe, or seminal leaf. Lindley.

Monochlamydeous to Monomial

(Mon`o*chla*myd"e*ous) a. [Mono- + Gr. cloak: cf. F. monochlamydé.] (Bot.) Having a single floral envelope, that is, a calyx without a corolla, or, possibly, in rare cases, a corolla without a calyx.

(Mon"o*chord) n. [L. monochordon, Gr. fr. with but one string; only, single + string: cf. F. monocorde. See Chord, and cf. Mainchord.] (Mus.) An instrument for experimenting upon the mathematical relations of musical sounds. It consists of a single string stretched between two bridges, one or both of which are movable, and which stand upon a graduated rule for the purpose of readily changing and measuring the length of the part of the string between them.

(Mon`o*chro*mat"ic) a. [Cf. F. monochromatique. See Monochrome.] Consisting of one color, or presenting rays of light of one color only.

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