monospermy

[ mon-uh-spur-mee ]
/ ˈmɒn əˌspɜr mi /

noun

the fertilization of an ovum by only one spermatozoon.

Nearby words

  1. monosomia,
  2. monosomic,
  3. monospaced type,
  4. monospasm,
  5. monospermous,
  6. monostable,
  7. monostearate,
  8. monostich,
  9. monostichous,
  10. monostome

Origin of monospermy

First recorded in 1900–05; mono- + -sperm + -y3

Related formsmon·o·sper·mic, adjective

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