plural noun Mono·py·lea \-pīˈlēə\

Definition of Monopylea

  1. :  a suborder of Radiolaria comprising protozoans with or without spiculate skeletons and with the central capsule interrupted by a single perforated plate


adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of monopylea

New Latin, from mon- + -pylea (from Greek pylē gate)

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