Biology. bearing either only males or only females.
Genetics. pertaining to a character controlled by one pair of genes.

Origin of monogenic

1855–60; mono- + -gen or -gen(y) or gene + -ic
Related formsmon·o·gen·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for monogenic



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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Medicine definitions for monogenic




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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