[ mon-uh-jen-ik ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈdʒɛn ɪk /
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Biology. bearing either only males or only females.
Genetics. pertaining to a character controlled by one pair of genes.
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In asexual (monogenic) reproduction there is continuity of the same idioplasm.A Mechanico-Physiological Theory of Organic Evolution|Carl Von Ngeli
British Dictionary definitions for monogenic
/ (ˌmɒnəʊˈdʒɛnɪk) /
genetics of or relating to an inherited character difference that is controlled by a single gene
(of animals) producing offspring of one sex
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Medical definitions for monogenic
[ mŏn′ə-jĕn′ĭk ]
Of or relating to monogenesis; monogenetic.
Relating to monogenism.
Of or regulated by one gene or one of a pair of allelic genes, as an inherited characteristic or a hereditary disease.
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