of or relating to monogenesis; monogenous.
(of certain trematode worms) having only one generation in the life cycle, without an intermediate asexual generation.

Origin of monogenetic

First recorded in 1870–75; mono- + genetic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for monogenetic

Historical Examples of monogenetic

  • This monogenetic propagation is very common among the protists, both protophyta and protozoa.

    The Wonders of Life

    Ernst Haeckel

  • In the various colours and dyes we have all phases, and the monogenetic shades almost imperceptibly into the polygenetic.

British Dictionary definitions for monogenetic


monogenous (mɒˈnɒdʒənəs)


of, relating to, or showing monogenesis
of or relating to parasitic animals, such as some flukes, that complete their life cycle on only one host
(of rocks and rock formations) formed from one source or by one process
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