[ mon-uh-stohm ]
/ ˈmɒn əˌstoʊm /


having a single mouth, pore, or stoma.


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Origin of monostome

First recorded in 1840–50; mono- + -stome Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for monostome


monostomous (mɒˈnɒstəməs)

/ (ˈmɒnəˌstəʊm) /


zoology botany having only one mouth, pore, or similar opening
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