Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Monocotyledonous adjective [ Confer French monocotylédoné .] (Botany) Having only one cotyledon, seed lobe, or seminal leaf. Lindley.

Monocracy noun [ Mono- + -cracy , as in democracy .] Government by a single person; undivided rule. Sydney Smith.

Monocrat noun [ Confer Greek ... ruling alone.] One who governs alone.

Monocrotic adjective (Physiol.) Of, pertaining to, or showing, monocrotism; as, a monocrotic pulse; a pulse of the monocrotic type.

Monocrotism noun [ Greek mo`nos alone + ... a beating.] (Physiol.) That condition of the pulse in which the pulse curve or sphygmogram shows but a single crest, the dicrotic elevation entirely disappearing.

Monocular adjective [ Latin monoculus ; Greek mo`nos single + Latin oculus eye: confer French monoculaire .]
1. Having only one eye; with one eye only; as, monocular vision.

2. Adapted to be used with only one eye at a time; as, a monocular microscope.

Monocule (mŏn"o*kūl) noun [ See Monocular .] (Zoology) A small crustacean with one median eye.

Monoculous adjective Monocular. Glanvill.

Monocystic adjective [ See Mono- , and Cyst .] (Zoology) Of or pertaining to a division ( Monocystidea ) of Gregarinida, in which the body consists of one sac.

Monodactylous adjective [ Greek monoda`ktylos ; mo`nos single + da`ktylos finger: confer French monodactyle .] (Zoology) Having but one finger or claw.

Monodelph, Monodelphian noun (Zoology) One of the Monodelphia.

Monodelphia noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek mo`nos single + delfy`s the womb.] (Zoology) The group that includes all ordinary or placental mammals; the Placentalia. See Mammalia .

Monodelphic, Monodelphous adjective (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the Monodelphia.

Monodic, Monodical adjective [ Greek ....]
1. Belonging to a monody.

2. (Mus.) (a) For one voice; monophonic. (b) Homophonic; -- applied to music in which the melody is confined to one part, instead of being shared by all the parts as in the style called polyphonic .

Monodimetric adjective [ Mono- + dimetric .] (Crystallog.) Dimetric.

Monodist noun A writer of a monody.

Monodrama, Monodrame noun [ Mono- + Greek ... drama.] A drama acted, or intended to be acted, by a single person.

Monodramatic adjective Pertaining to a monodrama.

Monody noun ; plural Monodies . [ Latin monodia , Greek ..., from ... singing alone; mo`nos single + ... song: confer French monodie . See Ode .] A species of poem of a mournful character, in which a single mourner expresses lamentation; a song for one voice.

Monodynamic adjective [ Mono- + dynamic .] Possessing but one capacity or power. " Monodynamic men." De Quincey.

Monodynamism noun The theory that the various forms of activity in nature are manifestations of the same force. G. H. Lewes.

Monogam noun (Botany) One of the Monogamia.

Monogamia noun plural [ New Latin See Monogamous .] (Botany) A Linnæan order of plants, having solitary flowers with united anthers, as in the genus Lobelia .

Monogamian, Monogamic adjective [ See Monogamous .]
1. Pertaining to, or involving, monogamy.

2. (Botany) Of or pertaining to the Monogamia; having a simple flower with united anthers.

Monogamist noun One who practices or upholds monogamy. Goldsmith.

Monogamous adjective [ Latin monogamus having but one wife, Greek ...; mo`nos single + ... marriage.]
1. Upholding, or practicing, monogamy.

2. (Botany) Same as Monogamian .

3. (Zoology) Mating with but one of the opposite sex; -- said of birds and mammals.

Monogamy noun [ Latin monogamia , Greek ...: confer French monogamie .]
1. Single marriage; marriage with but one person, husband or wife, at the same time; -- opposed to polygamy . Also, one marriage only during life; -- opposed to deuterogamy .

2. (Zoology) State of being paired with a single mate.

Monogastric adjective [ Mono- + Greek ... belly.] Having but a single stomach.

Monogenesis noun [ Mono- + genesis .]
1. Oneness of origin; esp. (Biol.) , development of all beings in the universe from a single cell; -- opposed to polygenesis . Called also monism . Dana. Haeckel.

2. (Biol.) That form of reproduction which requires but one parent, as in reproduction by fission or in the formation of buds, etc., which drop off and form new individuals; asexual reproduction. Haeckel.

3. (Biol.) The direct development of an embryo, without metamorphosis, into an organism similar to the parent organism; -- opposed to metagenesis . E. van Beneden.

Monogenetic adjective [ See Monogenesis .]
1. (Geol.) One in genesis; resulting from one process of formation; -- used of a mountain range. Dana.

2. (Biol.) Relating to, or involving, monogenesis; as, the monogenetic school of physiologists, who admit but one cell as the source of all beings.

Monogenic adjective
1. (Biol.) Of or pertaining to monogenesis.

2. (Zoology) Producing only one kind of germs, or young; developing only in one way.

Monogenism noun (Anthropol.) The theory or doctrine that the human races have a common origin, or constitute a single species.

Monogenist noun (Anthropol.) One who maintains that the human races are all of one species; -- opposed to polygenist .

Monogenistic adjective Monogenic.

Monogenous adjective (Biol.) Of or pertaining to monogenesis; as, monogenous , or asexual, reproduction.

Monogeny noun
1. Monogenesis.

2. (Anthropol.) The doctrine that the members of the human race have all a common origin.

Monogoneutic adjective [ Mono- + Greek ... offspring.] (Zoology) Having but one brood in a season.

Monogram noun [ Latin monogramma ; Greek mo`nos single + gra`mma letter, from gra`fein to write: confer French monogramme . See Graphic .]
1. A character or cipher composed of two or more letters interwoven or combined so as to represent a name, or a part of it (usually the initials). Monograms are often used on seals, ornamental pins, rings, buttons, and by painters, engravers, etc., to distinguish their works.


» The monogram above, combining the letters of the name Karolvs , was used by Charlemagne.

2. A picture in lines; a sketch. [ R.]

3. An arbitrary sign for a word. [ R.]

Monogrammal adjective See Monogrammic .

Monogrammatic adjective Monogrammic.

Monogrammic adjective Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a monogram.

Monogrammous adjective Monogrammic.

Monograph noun [ Mono- + -graph .] A written account or description of a single thing, or class of things; a special treatise on a particular subject of limited range.

Monographer noun A writer of a monograph.

Monographic, Monographical adjective [ Confer French monographique .] Of or pertaining to a monograph, or to a monography; as, a monographic writing; a monographic picture. -- Mon`o*graph"ic*al*ly , adverb

Monographist noun One who writes a monograph.

Monographous adjective Monographic. [ Obsolete]

Monography noun [ Mono- + -graphy : confer French monographie .]
1. Representation by lines without color; an outline drawing.

2. A monograph. [ Obsolete]

Monogyn noun (Botany) One of the Monogynia.

Monogynia noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek mo`nos single + ... woman, female.] (Botany) A Linnæan order of plants, including those which have only one style or stigma.