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monocondylic a. [Gr. monos, one; kondylos, knuckle] Having one condyle.

monocondylic joint A joint with a single point of articulation between segments.

monocrepid a. [Gr. monos, one; krepis, base] (PORIF) Pertaining to a desma formed on a monaxon.

monocule n. [Gr. monos, single; L. oculus, eye] (ARTHRO) A one-eyed animal, as certain crustaceans and insects.

monocyclic a. [Gr. monos, one; kyklos, circle] (ECHINOD: Cri-

noidea) Refers to calyx plates of primitive stalked crinoids having an aboral cycle of 5 plates (basal) and 5 plates (radial) oral to the basal plates.

monodactyl, monodactyle, monodactylous a. [Gr. monos, one; dactylos, finger] (ARTHRO) Pertaining to an appendage, ambulacrum or claw with only one unguis. see bidactyl.

monodelphic a. [Gr. monos, one; delphys, womb] (NEMATA) Having one uterus.

monodesmatic a. [Gr. monos, one; desmos, tendon] (ARTHRO: Chelicerata) Pertaining to an articulation between two segments of an appendage with one tendon inserted at the base of the distal segment.

monodisk, monodisc n. [Gr. monos, one; diskos, disc] (CNID: Scyphozoa) One ephyra developed and released at a time before another forms by transverse fission. see polydisk, strobilization.

monodomous a. [Gr. monos, one; doma, house] (ARTHRO: In-secta) Having one nest per colony. see polydomous.

monoecious a. [Gr. monos, one; oikos, house] Having two kinds of gametes produced by the same individual; hermaphrodite; ambisexual. monoecism n. see dioecious.

monoembryony n. [Gr. monos, one; embryon, fetus] The production of only one embryo from a fertilized ovum or egg.

monogamy n. [Gr. monos, one; gamos, marriage] The condition of having only one mate. monogamous a. see polygamy.

monogenesis n. [Gr. monos, one; genesis, beginning] 1. The development of life from a single entity or cell. 2. Asexual reproduction. 3. Direct development without metamorphosis.

monogenetic a. [Gr. monos, one; genesis, beginning] 1. Pertaining to monogenesis. 2. Designates parasites with a simple direct life cycle that is completed in one host. 3. Producing offspring of one sex by arrhenogenesis or thely-genesis.

monogenic a. [Gr. monos, one; genesis, beginning] 1. Mono-genetic. 2. Reproducing in only one way. 3. Determined by the alleles of a single gene. see polygenic. 4. Monomeric.

monogeny n. [Gr. monos, one; genos, offspring] The production of offspring of one sex by arrhenogenesis or thely-genesis.

monogonoporus a. [Gr. monos, single; gonos, offspring; poros, channel] Having both male and female gonads opening through a common orifice.

monogony n. [Gr. monos, one; gonos, offspring] Asexual reproduction.

monograph n. [Gr. monos, one; graphos, a writing] An account or description of one subject or class of subjects; a treatise discussing a single subject in detail.

monogyny n. [Gr. monos, one; gyne, woman] (ARTHRO: In-secta) The existence of only one functional queen in a nest. see polygyny.

monohybrid n. [Gr. monos, one; L. hybrida, mongrel] The offspring of parents differing in one character.

monolayer n. [Gr. monos, one; Eng. layer] A single layer of cells growing on a substrate.

monomers [Gr. monos, one; meros, part] Simple compounds from which polymers are synthesized.

monomeri, sing. -us [Gr. monos, one; meros, part] (ARTHRO: Insecta) Insects with one-jointed tarsi.

monomeric a. [Gr. monos, one; meros, part] 1. Pertaining to a single segment. 2. Derived from one part. 3. Monogenic.

monomerosomatous a. [Gr. monos, one; meros, part; soma, body] Having all body segments fused.

monomerous a. [Gr. monos, one; meros, part] Having only one joint or part.

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