- infectious mononucleosis.
Origin of mono1
Origin of mono2
- a combining form meaning “alone,” “single,” “one” (monogamy); specialized in some scientific terms to denote a monomolecular thickness (monolayer) and adapted in chemistry to apply to compounds containing one atom of a particular element (monohydrate).
Origin of mono-
Examples from the Web for mono
The exclusive packages, which include glass, a frame and shade, a mono earbud, and a case, will launch June 23.Net-a-Porter to Sell Google Glass; Suzy Menkes Talks Fashion Criticism in First 'Vogue' Column
The Fashion Beast Team
June 3, 2014
In mono form, the tone is unified, and the sound is more enclosed and less precision tooled.New Dylan Recordings Unveiled
August 24, 2010
Mono, it is sometimes called, and sometimes the "Dead Sea of California."
I am to join him at Mono Lake, and we shall go on from there to-night.
From its summit one looks down on the Mono Desert, the lake, and the craters.Your National Parks
Enos A. Mills
A trail to the right leads to Mono Meadow and the basin of the Illilouette.Guide to Yosemite
MONO, which means one, is the simplest form of carbohydrates.Encyclopedia of Diet
- short for monophonic
- monophonic sound; monophony
before a vowel mon-
- one; singlemonochrome; monorail
- indicating that a chemical compound contains a single specified atom or groupmonoxide
Word Origin and History for mono
word-forming element meaning "one, alone; containing one (atom, etc.)," from Greek mono-, comb. form of monos "single, alone," from PIE root *men- "small, isolated" (cf. Greek manos "rare, sparse," Armenian manr "thin, slender, small," and perhaps English minnow).
- Infectious mononucleosis.
- One; single; alone:monomorphic.
- Monomolecular; monatomic:monolayer.
- Containing one atom, molecule, or group:monomer.
- A prefix that means one, only, single, as in monochromatic, having only one color. It is often found in chemical names where it means containing just one of the specified atom or group, as in carbon monoxide, which is carbon attached to a single oxygen atom.