Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Monogynian adjective (Botany) Pertaining to the Monogynia; monogynous. -- noun One of the Monogynia.
Monogynous adjective [ Confer French monogyne .] (Botany) Of or pertaining to Monogynia; having only one style or stigma.
[ See Monogynia
.] 1. Marriage with the one woman only. 2. (Botany) The state or condition of being monogynous.
Monohemerous adjective [ Mono- + Greek ... day.] (Medicine) Lasting but one day.
Monoicous adjective (Botany) Monœcious.
Monolatry noun [ Mono- + Greek ... worship.] Worship of a single deity.
Monolith noun [ French monolithe , Latin monolithus consisting of a single stone, Greek ...; mo`nos single + li`qos stone.] A single stone, especially one of large size, shaped into a pillar, statue, or monument.
Monolithal adjective Monolithic.
Monolithic adjective Of or pertaining to a monolith; consisting of a single stone.
[ See Monologue
.] One who soliloquizes; esp., one who monopolizes conversation in company. De Quincey.
[ French monologue
, Greek ... speaking alone; mo`nos
alone, single, sole + lo`gos
speech, discourse, le`gein
to speak. See Legend
.] 1. A speech uttered by a person alone; soliloquy; also, talk or discourse in company, in the strain of a soliloquy; as, an account in monologue . Dryden. 2. A dramatic composition for a single performer.
[ Greek ....] The habit of soliloquizing, or of monopolizing conversation.
It was not by an insolent usurpation that Coleridge persisted in monology through his whole life. De Quincey.
Monomachia, Monomachy noun [ Latin monomachia , Greek ..., from ... fighting in single combat; mo`nos single, alone + ... to fight.] A duel; single combat. "The duello or monomachia ." Sir W. Scott.
Monomachist noun One who fights in single combat; a duelist.
Monomane noun A monomaniac. [ R.]
.] Derangement of the mind in regard of a single subject only; also, such a concentration of interest upon one particular subject or train of ideas to show mental derangement. Syn.
-- Insanity; madness; alienation; aberration; derangement; mania. See Insanity
Monomaniac noun A person affected by monomania.
Monomaniac, Monomaniacal adjective [ Confer French monomaniaque .] Affected with monomania, or partial derangement of intellect; caused by, or resulting from, monomania; as, a monomaniacal delusion.
[ French, from Greek mo`nos
single + -nome
as in binome
. See Binomial
.] (Math.) A monomial.
Monomerous adjective [ Greek mo`nos single; mo`nos alone + ... part.]
1. (Botany) Composed of solitary parts, as a flower with one sepal, one petal, one stamen, and one pistil. 2. (Zoology) Having but one joint; -- said of the foot of certain insects.
Monometallic adjective Consisting of one metal; of or pertaining to monometallism.
.] The legalized use of one metal only, as gold, or silver, in the standard currency of a country, or as a standard of money values. See Bimetallism .
Monometallist noun One who believes in monometallism as opposed to bimetallism, etc.
Monometer noun [ Greek ... of one meter; mo`nos single + ... measure.] A rhythmic series, consisting of a single meter.
[ Confer French monométrique
.] (Crystallog.) Same as Isometric .
[ See Monome
.] (Alg.) A single algebraic expression; that is, an expression unconnected with any other by the sign of addition, substraction, equality, or inequality.
Monomial adjective (Alg.) Consisting of but a single term or expression.
Monomorphic, Monomorphous adjective [ Mono- + Greek ... form.] (Biol.) Having but a single form; retaining the same form throughout the various stages of development; of the same or of an essentially similar type of structure; -- opposed to dimorphic , trimorphic , and polymorphic .
Monomphalus noun [ New Latin , from Greek mo`nos alone + ... the navel.] A form of double monster, in which two individuals are united by a common umbilicus.
Monomya Mon`o*my*a"ri*a noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek mo`nos single + ..., ..., muscle.] (Zoology) An order of lamellibranchs having but one muscle for closing the shell, as the oyster.
Monomyarian, Monomyary adjective (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the Monomya. -- noun One of the Monomya.
Mononomial noun & adjective Monomyal.
Monoousian, Monoousious adjective [ Mono- + Greek ... being, substance, essence.] (Theil.) Having but one and the same nature or essence.
Monopathy noun [ Greek ...; mo`nos alone + ..., ..., to suffer.] Suffering or sensibility in a single organ or function. -- Mon`o*path"ic , adjective
Monopersonal adjective [ Mono- + personal .] Having but one person, or form of existence.
: confer French monopétale
.] (Botany) Having only one petal, or the corolla in one piece, or composed of petals cohering so as to form a tube or bowl; gamopetalous.
» The most recent authors restrict this form to flowers having a solitary petal, as in species of Amorpha
, and use gamopetalous
for a corolla of several petals combined into one piece. See Illust.
Monophanous adjective [ Mono- + Greek ... to show.] Having one and the same appearance; having a mutual resemblance.
Monophonic adjective [ Mono- + Greek ... a voice.] (Mus.) Single-voiced; having but one part; as, a monophonic composition; -- opposed to polyphonic .
Monophthong noun [ Greek ... with one sound; mo`nos alone + ... sound, voice.]
1. A single uncompounded vowel sound. 2. A combination of two written vowels pronounced as one; a digraph.
Monophthongal adjective Consisting of, or pertaining to, a monophthong.
Monophyletic adjective [ Greek ... of one tribe, from mo`nos single + ... clan.] (Biol.) Of or pertaining to a single family or stock, or to development from a single common parent form; -- opposed to polyphyletic ; as, monophyletic origin.
Monophyllous adjective [ Greek mono`fyllos ; mo`nos alone + fy`llon leaf: confer French monophylle .] (Botany) One-leaved; composed of a single leaf; as, a monophyllous involucre or calyx.
Monophyodont adjective [ Greek mo`nos single ( mo`nos alone + ... to produce) + 'odoy`s , 'odo`ntos , a tooth.] (Anat.) Having but one set of teeth; -- opposed to diphyodont .
Monophysite noun [ Greek ...; mo`nos single + ... nature: confer French monophysite .] (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect, in the ancient church, who maintained that the human and divine in Jesus Christ constituted but one composite nature. Also used adjectively.
Monophysitical adjective Of or pertaining to Monophysites, or their doctrines.
Monoplast noun [ Mono- + -plast .] (Biol.) A monoplastic element.
Monoplastic adjective [ Mono- + -plastic .] (Biol.) That has one form, or retains its primary form, as, a monoplastic element.
Monoplegia noun [ New Latin , from Greek mo`nos single + ... a stroke.] (Medicine) Paralysis affecting a single limb.
Monopneumona noun plural
[ New Latin See Mono-
, and Pneumonia
.] (Zoology) A suborder of Dipnoi, including the Ceratodus.
[ Written also monopneumonia
1. One of a fabulous tribe or race of Ethiopians having but one leg and foot. Sir J. Mandeville. Lowell. 2. (Botany) A monopodium.