monogenic

[ mon-uh-jen-ik ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈdʒɛn ɪk /

adjective

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

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Origin of monogenic

1855–60; mono- + -gen or -gen(y) or gene + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM monogenic

mon·o·gen·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for monogenic

monogenic
/ (ˌmɒnəʊˈdʒɛnɪk) /

adjective

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

monogenic
[ mŏn′ə-jĕnĭk ]

adj.

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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