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monorhinous

[ mon-uh-rahy-nuhs ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈraɪ nəs /
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adjective Zoology.

having a single, median nostril, as the cyclostomes.

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Also mon·o·rhi·nal [mon-uh-rahyn-l], /ˌmɒn əˈraɪn l/, mon·o·rhine [mon-uh-rahyn] /ˈmɒn əˌraɪn/ .

Origin of monorhinous

1900–05; mono- + -rhinous<Greek -rhinos -nosed, adj. derivative of rhīs, stem rhin- nose; see -ous
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