or mon·o·mor·phous


Origin of monomorphic

First recorded in 1875–80; mono- + -morphic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for monomorphic



  1. (of an individual organism) showing little or no change in structure during the entire life history
  2. (of a species) existing or having parts that exist in only one form
  3. (of a chemical compound) having only one crystalline form
Derived Formsmonomorphism, noun
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monomorphic in Medicine


  1. Having only one form, as one crystal form.
  2. Having one or the same genotype, form, or structure through a series of developmental changes.
Related formsmon′o•morphism n.
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