[ mon-uh-fil-uh s ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈfɪl əs /

adjective Botany.

consisting of one leaf, as a calyx.
having only one leaf.

Origin of monophyllous

From the Greek word monóphyllos, dating back to 1740–50. See mono-, -phyllous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for monophyllous

  • As an example we shall cite the monophyllous calyx of the Œnother.

    Everyday Objects|W. H. Davenport Adams
  • Calyx proper, very short, monophyllous, a lanceolate leaflet springing from the border.

  • Is the monophyllous or monosepalous calyx a transformation due to the junction of the primitive leaflets?

    Everyday Objects|W. H. Davenport Adams

British Dictionary definitions for monophyllous

/ (ˌmɒnəʊˈfɪləs) /


botany having or consisting of only one leaf or leaflike part
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