(Mon`o*dy"na*mism) n. The theory that the various forms of activity in nature are manifestations
of the same force. G. H. Lewes.
(||Mo*n"ci*a) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. mo`nos single + house.] (Bot.) A Linnæan class of plants, whose
stamens and pistils are in distinct flowers in the same plant.
1. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to the Moncia; moncious. n. One of the Moncia.
2. (Zoöl.) A moncious animal, as certain mollusks.
(Mo*n"cious) a. (Biol.) Having the sexes united in one individual, as when male and female
flowers grow upon the same individual plant; hermaphrodite; opposed to dicious.
(Mo*n"cism) n. (Biol.) The state or condition of being moncious.
(Mon"o*gam) n. (Bot.) One of the Monogamia.
(||Mon`o*ga"mi*a) n. pl. [NL. See Monogamous.] (Bot.) A Linnæan order of plants, having
solitary flowers with united anthers, as in the genus Lobelia.
(Mon`o*ga"mi*an Mon`o*gam"ic) a. [See Monogamous.]
1. Pertaining to, or involving, monogamy.
2. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to the Monogamia; having a simple flower with united anthers.
(Mo*nog"a*mist) n. One who practices or upholds monogamy. Goldsmith.
(Mo*nog"a*mous) a. [L. monogamus having but one wife, Gr. mo`nos single + marriage.]
1. Upholding, or practicing, monogamy.
2. (Bot.) Same as Monogamian.
3. (Zoöl.) Mating with but one of the opposite sex; said of birds and mammals.
(Mo*nog"a*my) n. [L. monogamia, Gr. : cf. F. monogamie.]
1. Single marriage; marriage with but one person, husband or wife, at the same time; opposed to polygamy.
Also, one marriage only during life; opposed to deuterogamy.
2. (Zoöl.) State of being paired with a single mate.
(Mon`o*gas"tric) a. [Mono- + Gr. belly.] Having but a single stomach.
(Mon`o*gen"e*sis) n. [Mono- + genesis.]
1. Oneness of origin; esp. (Biol.), development of all beings in the universe from a single cell; opposed
to polygenesis. Called also monism. Dana. Haeckel.
2. (Biol.) That form of reproduction which requires but one parent, as in reproduction by fission or in
the formation of buds, etc., which drop off and form new individuals; asexual reproduction. Haeckel.
3. (Biol.) The direct development of an embryo, without metamorphosis, into an organism similar to the
parent organism; opposed to metagenesis. E. van Beneden.