monotrichate

[ muh-no-tri-kit ]
/ məˈnɒ trɪ kɪt /

adjective

(of bacteria) having a single flagellum at one pole.

Nearby words

  1. monotonize,
  2. monotonous,
  3. monotony,
  4. monotrematous,
  5. monotreme,
  6. monotrichous,
  7. monotriglyph,
  8. monotropy,
  9. monotype,
  10. monotypic

Also mo·not·ri·chous, mon·o·trich·ic [mon-uh-trik-ik] /ˌmɒn əˈtrɪk ɪk/.

Origin of monotrichate

mono- + trichate; see trich-, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for monotrichous

monotrichous

monotrichic (ˌmɒnəʊˈtrɪkɪk)

/ (mɒˈnɒtrɪkəs) /

adjective

(of bacteria) having a single flagellum
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Medicine definitions for monotrichous

monotrichous

[ mə-nŏtrĭ-kəs ]

adj.

Having a single flagellum at only one pole or end. Used of certain bacteria.

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