Monomorphic to Monsoon

(Mon`o*mor"phic Mon`o*mor"phous) a. [Mono- + Gr. form.] (Biol.) Having but a single form; retaining the same form throughout the various stages of development; of the same or of an essentially similar type of structure; — opposed to dimorphic, trimorphic, and polymorphic.

(||Mo*nom"pha*lus) n. [NL., fr. Gr. mo`nos alone + the navel.] A form of double monster, in which two individuals are united by a common umbilicus.

(||Mo*no"my*a ||Mon`o*my*a"ri*a) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. mo`nos single + muscle.] (Zoöl.) An order of lamellibranchs having but one muscle for closing the shell, as the oyster.

(Mon`o*my"a*ri*an Mon`o*my"a*ry) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Monomya.n. One of the Monomya.

(Mon`o*no"mi*al) n. & a. Monomyal.

(Mon`o*ou"si*an Mon`o*ou"si*ous) a. [Mono- + Gr. being, substance, essence.] (Theil.) Having but one and the same nature or essence.

(Mo*nop"a*thy) n. [Gr. mo`nos alone + to suffer.] Suffering or sensibility in a single organ or function.Mon`o*path"ic, a.

(Mon`o*per"son*al) a. [Mono- + personal.] Having but one person, or form of existence.

(Mon`o*pet"al*ous) a. [Mono- + petal: cf. F. monopétale.] (Bot.) Having only one petal, or the corolla in one piece, or composed of petals cohering so as to form a tube or bowl; gamopetalous.

The most recent authors restrict this form to flowers having a solitary petal, as in species of Amorpha, and use gamopetalous for a corolla of several petals combined into one piece. See Illust. of Gamopetalous.

(Mo*noph"a*nous) a. [Mono- + Gr. to show.] Having one and the same appearance; having a mutual resemblance.

(Mon`o*phon"ic) a. [Mono- + Gr. a voice.] (Mus.) Single-voiced; having but one part; as, a monophonic composition; — opposed to polyphonic.

(Mon"oph*thong) n. [Gr. with one sound; mo`nos alone + sound, voice.]

1. A single uncompounded vowel sound.

2. A combination of two written vowels pronounced as one; a digraph.

(Mon`oph*thon"gal) a. Consisting of, or pertaining to, a monophthong.

(Mon`o*phy*let"ic) a. [Gr. of one tribe, fr. mo`nos single + clan.] (Biol.) Of or pertaining to a single family or stock, or to development from a single common parent form; — opposed to polyphyletic; as, monophyletic origin.

(Mo*noph"yl*lous) a. [Gr. mono`fyllos; mo`nos alone + fy`llon leaf: cf. F. monophylle.] (Bot.) One-leaved; composed of a single leaf; as, a monophyllous involucre or calyx.

(Mon`o*phy"o*dont) a. [Gr. mo`nos single (mo`nos alone + to produce) + 'odoy`s, 'odo`ntos, a tooth.] (Anat.) Having but one set of teeth; — opposed to diphyodont.

(Mo*noph"y*site) n. [Gr. mo`nos single + nature: cf. F. monophysite.] (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect, in the ancient church, who maintained that the human and divine in Jesus Christ constituted but one composite nature. Also used adjectively.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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