monotypic

[mon-uh-tip-ik]

Origin of monotypic

1875–80; mono- + typic
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monotypic

adjective
  1. (of a genus or species) consisting of only one type of animal or plant
  2. of or relating to a monotype
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monotypic in Science

monotypic

[mŏn′ə-tĭpĭk]
  1. Having a single form or member, especially containing no more than one taxonomic category of the next lower rank. A monotypic genus contains a single species, while a monotypic species consists of a single population that is not divided into subspecies. Compare polytypic.
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