[ mon-uh-klahy-nuhs, mon-uh-klahy- ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈklaɪ nəs, ˈmɒn əˌklaɪ- /
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(of a plant, species, etc.) having both the stamens and pistils in the same flower.
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OTHER WORDS FROM monoclinousmon·o·cli·nism, noun
Words nearby monoclinous
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British Dictionary definitions for monoclinous
/ (ˌmɒnəʊˈklaɪnəs, ˈmɒnəʊˌklaɪnəs) /
(of flowering plants) having the male and female reproductive organs on the same flowerCompare diclinous
Derived forms of monoclinousmonoclinism, noun
Word Origin for monoclinous
C19: from mono- + Greek klīnē bed + -ous
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Scientific definitions for monoclinous
[ mŏn′ə-klī′nəs ]
Having pistils and stamens in the same flower; bearing perfect (hermaphroditic) flowers. Compare diclinous.
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