monogastric

adjective

mono·​gas·​tric ˌmä-nə-ˈga-strik How to pronounce monogastric (audio)
: having a stomach with only a single compartment
swine, chicks, and human beings are monogastric

Word History

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monogastric was in 1814

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“Monogastric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monogastric. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

monogastric

adjective
mono·​gas·​tric ˌmän-ə-ˈgas-trik How to pronounce monogastric (audio)
: having a stomach with only a single compartment (as in humans)
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