monogastric

adjective
mono·​gas·​tric | \ ˌmä-nə-ˈga-strik How to pronounce monogastric (audio) \

Definition of monogastric

: having a stomach with only a single compartment swine, chicks, and human beings are monogastric

First Known Use of monogastric

1814, in the meaning defined above

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monogastric

adjective
mono·​gas·​tric | \ ˌmän-ə-ˈgas-trik How to pronounce monogastric (audio) \

Medical Definition of monogastric

: having a stomach with only a single compartment (as in humans)

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