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monogenean

[ mon-uh-jee-nee-uhn ]

noun

  1. any trematode of the order Monogenea, mostly ectoparasites on fish, amphibians, and turtles.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of monogenean1

1955–60; < New Latin Monogene ( a ) order name (equivalent to Greek mono- mono- + geneá race, generation; monogenetic ) + -an

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