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[mon-uh-klahy-nuh s, mon-uh-klahy-]
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adjective Botany.
  1. (of a plant, species, etc.) having both the stamens and pistils in the same flower.
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Origin of monoclinous

1820–30; mono- + Greek klī́n(ē) bed + -ous
Related formsmon·o·cli·nism, noun
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Related Words for monoclinous

epicene, bi, AC-DC, androgynous, gynandrous, hermaphroditic, intersexual, monoclinous, gay, ambidextrous

British Dictionary definitions for monoclinous


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

Word Origin for monoclinous

C19: from mono- + Greek klīnē bed + -ous
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monoclinous in Science


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