or mon·o·mor·phous



Biology. having only one form.
of the same or of an essentially similar type of structure.

Nearby words

  1. monometrical,
  2. monomial,
  3. monomode,
  4. monomolecular,
  5. monomorphemic,
  6. monomorphism,
  7. monomyoplegia,
  8. monomyositis,
  9. mononeural,
  10. mononeuralgia

Origin of monomorphic

First recorded in 1875–80; mono- + -morphic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for monomorphic




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

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Medicine definitions for monomorphic




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

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