monotropic a. [Gr. monos, one; tropikos, a turning] 1. Turning in one direction. 2. (ARTHRO: Insecta) Visiting only one kind of flower for nectar. see polytropic.
monotype n. [Gr. monos, one; typos, type] A holotype of a species based on a single specimen.
monotypic a. [Gr. monos, one; typos, type] Pertains to a taxon containing only one immediate subordinate taxon, as a genus containing only one species, or a species containing only one subspecies.
monovalent articulation Articulation permitting movement in one mode only; forward and backward, but not up and down, etc.
monovarial a. [Gr. monos, one; L. ovum, egg; arium, producing organ] Having one ovary.
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