monoclinous

[ mon-uh-klahy-nuh s, mon-uh-klahy- ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈklaɪ nəs, ˈmɒn əˌklaɪ- /

adjective Botany.

(of a plant, species, etc.) having both the stamens and pistils in the same flower.

Nearby words

  1. monochrome,
  2. monocle,
  3. monoclinal,
  4. monocline,
  5. monoclinic,
  6. monoclonal,
  7. monoclonal antibody,
  8. monoclonality,
  9. monocoque,
  10. monocot

Origin of monoclinous

1820–30; mono- + Greek klī́n(ē) bed + -ous

Related formsmon·o·cli·nism, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for monoclinous

monoclinous

/ (ˌmɒnəʊˈklaɪnəs, ˈmɒnəʊˌklaɪnəs) /

adjective

(of flowering plants) having the male and female reproductive organs on the same flowerCompare diclinous
Derived Formsmonoclinism, noun

Word Origin for monoclinous

C19: from mono- + Greek klīnē bed + -ous

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Science definitions for monoclinous

monoclinous

[ mŏn′ə-klīnəs ]

Having pistils and stamens in the same flower; bearing perfect (hermaphroditic) flowers. Compare diclinous.
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