monoxenic a. [Gr. monos, one; xenos, guest] Pertaining to the rearing of an organism with only one know species as a food source. see axenic.
monoxenous a. [Gr. monos, one; xenos, guest] Living within a single host during a parasite's life cycle. see dixenous.
monozoic a. [Gr. monos, one; zoon, animal] (PLATY: Cestoda) Non-strobilated cestodes.
monozonian a. [Gr. monos, one; zone, girdle] (ARTHRO: Dip-lopoda) Having a cylindrical sclerite composed of fused ter-gites, pleurites and sternites.
montane a. [L. mons, mountain] Pertaining to mountains and coniferous forests of mountains.
monticolous a. [L. mons, mountain; colare, to inhabit] Living in mountains.
monticule n. [L. dim. mons, mountain] (BRYO: Stenolaemata) A prominence on the colony surface made by a cluster of polymorphs. see macula.
morgan n. [named for T. H. Morgan] A chromosome map unit; expresses the relative distance between genes on a chromosome, as determined by crossing-over phenomena.
moribund a. [L. mors, death] Dying; near death.
morph n. [Gr. morphe, form] Any of the individual variants of a polymorphic population.
morpha n. [Gr. morphe, form] (ARTHRO: Insecta) A word ending recently incorporated in Hemiptera indicating major groups; Nepomorpha (=Hydrocorisae).
morphallaxis n. [Gr. morphe, form; allaxis, exchange] A regenerative process in which the new parts are reorganized from the old, instead of being formed anterior or posterior to the level of amputation.
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