[mon-uh-klahy-nuh s, mon-uh-klahy-]
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Origin of monoclinous

1820–30; mono- + Greek klī́n(ē) bed + -ous
Related formsmon·o·cli·nism, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for monoclinous


  1. (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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monoclinous in Science


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