Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Monopodial adjective (Botany) Having a monopodium or a single and continuous axis, as a birchen twig or a cornstalk.
, English -ums
. [ Latin See Monopody
.] (Botany) A single and continuous vegetable axis; -- opposed to sympodium .
Monopody noun [ Mono- + Greek poy`s , podo`s , foot: confer ..., ..., one-footed.] (Pros.) A measure of but a single foot.
Monopoler noun A monopolist. [ Obsolete]
Monopolist (mo*nŏp"o*lĭst) noun One who monopolizes; one who has a monopoly; one who favors monopoly.
Monopolistic (-lĭs"tĭk) adjective Of or pertaining to a monopolist. North Am. Rev.
Monopolite noun A monopolist. Sylvester.
Monopolize transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Monopolized
; present participle & verbal noun Monopolizing
.] [ From Monopoly
.] To acquire a monopoly of; to have or get the exclusive privilege or means of dealing in, or the exclusive possession of; to engross the whole of; as, to monopolize the coffee trade; to monopolize land.
Monopolizer noun One who monopolizes.
; plural Monopolies
. [ Latin monopolium
, Greek ..., ...; mo`nos
alone + ... to sell.] 1. The exclusive power, or privilege of selling a commodity; the exclusive power, right, or privilege of dealing in some article, or of trading in some market; sole command of the traffic in anything, however obtained; as, the proprietor of a patented article is given a monopoly of its sale for a limited time; chartered trading companies have sometimes had a monopoly of trade with remote regions; a combination of traders may get a monopoly of a particular product.
Raleigh held a monopoly of cards, Essex a monopoly of sweet wines. Macaulay. 2. Exclusive possession; as, a monopoly of land.
If I had a monopoly out, they would have part on 't. Shak. 3. The commodity or other material thing to which the monopoly relates; as, tobacco is a monopoly in France.
Monopolylogue noun [ Mono- + Greek poly`s many + lo`gos speech.] An exhibition in which an actor sustains many characters.
Monopsychism noun [ Mono- + Greek ... soul.] The doctrine that there is but one immortal soul or intellect with which all men are endowed.
Monopteral adjective [ Greek ... with a row of pillars only; mo`nos alone, only + ... feather, wing, also, a row of pillars: confer French monoptère .] (Architecture) Round and without a cella; consisting of a single ring of columns supporting a roof; -- said esp. of a temple.
; plural Monoptera
. [ New Latin See Monopteral
.] (Architecture) A circular temple consisting of a roof supported on columns, without a cella.
Monoptote noun [ Latin monoptotum , Greek ...; mo`nos single + ... apt to fall, fallen, from ... to fall; confer ... case.] (Gram.)
1. A noun having only one case. Andrews. 2. A noun having only one ending for the oblique cases.
Monopyrenous adjective [ Mono- + pyrene .] (Botany) Having but a single stone or kernel.
Monorganic adjective [ Mon- + organic .] (Biol. & Med.) Belonging to, or affecting, a single organ, or set of organs.
Monorhina noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek mo`nos single + ..., ..., nose.] (Zoology) The Marsipobranchiata.
Monorhyme noun [ Mono- + rhyme : confer French monorime .] A composition in verse, in which all the lines end with the same rhyme.
Monosaccharide noun Also - rid [ Mono- + saccharide .] (Chemistry) A simple sugar; any of a number of sugars (including the trioses, tetroses, pentoses, hexoses, etc.), not decomposable into simpler sugars by hydrolysis. Specif., as used by some, a hexose. The monosaccharides are all open-chain compounds containing hydroxyl groups and either an aldehyde group or a ketone group.
: confer French monosépale
.] (Botany) Having only one sepal, or the calyx in one piece or composed of the sepals united into one piece; gamosepalous.
» The most recent writers restrict this term to flowers having a solarity sepal, and use gamosepalous
for a calyx formed by several sepals combined into one piece. Confer Monopetalous
Monosperm noun (Botany) A monospermous plant.
Monospermal, Monospermous adjective [ Mono- + Greek spe`rma seed: confer French monosperme .] (Botany) Having only one seed.
Monospherical adjective [ Mono- + spherical .] Consisting of one sphere only.
Monostich noun [ Greek ..., from ... consisting of one verse; mo`nos single + sti`chos line, verse.] A composition consisting of one verse only.
[ See Monostich
.] (Botany) Arranged in a single row on one side of an axis, as the flowers in grasses of the tribe Chloridæ .
Monostrophe (mo*nŏs"tro*fe) noun [ New Latin , from Greek mono`strofos monostrophic.] A metrical composition consisting of a single strophe.
Monostrophic (mŏn`o*strŏf"ĭk) adjective [ Greek monostrofiko`s ; mo`nos single + strofh` strophe.] (Pros.) Having one strophe only; not varied in measure; written in unvaried measure. Milton.
Monosulphide noun [ Mono- + sulphide .] (Chemistry) A sulphide containing one atom of sulphur, and analogous to a monoxide; -- contrasted with a polysulphide ; as, galena is a monosulphide .
.] (Chemistry) See Monosulphide .
Monosyllabic adjective [ Confer French monosyllabique .] Being a monosyllable, or composed of monosyllables; as, a monosyllabic word; a monosyllabic language. -- Mon`o*syl*lab"ic*al*ly adverb
Monosyllabism noun The state of consisting of monosyllables, or having a monosyllabic form; frequent occurrence of monosyllables.
[ Latin monosyllabus
of one syllable, Greek ...: confer French monosyllabe
. See Mono-
.] A word of one syllable.
Monosyllabled adjective Formed into, or consisting of, monosyllables. Cleveland.
Monosymmetric, Monosymmetrical adjective
, - ical
.] (Crystallog.) Same as Monoclinic .
Monotessaron noun [ New Latin , from Greek mo`nos single + ... four.] A single narrative framed from the statements of the four evangelists; a gospel harmony. [ R.]
Monothalama noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek mo`nos single + qa`lamos a chamber.] (Zoology) A division of Foraminifera including those that have only one chamber.
[ See Monothalamous
.] (Zoology) A foraminifer having but one chamber.
Monothalamous adjective [ Mono- + Greek qa`lamos chamber: confer French monothalame .] (Zoology) One-chambered.
[ See Monothalamous
.] (Botany) Formed from one pistil; -- said of fruits. R. Brown.
Monothecal adjective [ Mono- + Br. ... box.] (Botany) Having a single loculament.
Monotheism noun [ Mono- + Greek ... god: confer French monothéisme .] The doctrine or belief that there is but one God.
Monotheist noun [ Confer French monothéiste .] One who believes that there is but one God.
Monotheistic adjective Of or pertaining to monotheism.
Monothelism, Monothelitism noun [ Confer French monothélisme , monothélitisme .] The doctrine of the Monothelites.
[ Greek ...; mo`nos
alone, only + ..., ..., to will, be willing: confer French monothélite
.] (Eccl. Hist.) One of an ancient sect who held that Christ had but one will as he had but one nature. Confer Monophysite . Gibbon.
Monothelitic adjective Of or pertaining to the Monothelites, or their doctrine.
Monotocous adjective [ Mono- + Greek ... birth, offspring.]
1. (Botany) Bearing fruit but once; monocarpic. 2. (Zoology) Uniparous; laying a single egg.
Monotomous adjective [ Mono- + Greek ... cutting, from ... to cut.] (Min.) Having a distinct cleavage in a single direction only.
[ See Monotonous
.] 1. (Mus.) A single unvaried tone or sound. 2. (Rhet.) The utterance of successive syllables, words, or sentences, on one unvaried key or line of pitch.