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monomerous

[muh-nom-er-uh s]
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adjective
  1. consisting of one part.
  2. Botany. (of flowers) having one member in each whorl.

Origin of monomerous

1820–30; < Greek monomer(ḗs) consisting of one part (mono- mono- + mér(os) part + -ēs adj. suffix) + -ous
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Examples from the Web for monomerous

Historical Examples

  • Monomerous insects are those which have only a single tarsal joint.

    An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)

    William Kirby

  • Probably the first marks for identification of a specimen might be the monomerous tarsus and the single claw.


British Dictionary definitions for monomerous

monomerous

adjective
  1. (of flowers) having whorls consisting of only one member

Word Origin

C19: from Greek monomerēs of one part; see mono-, -mere
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