monogenetic

adjective
mono·​ge·​net·​ic | \ ˌmä-nə-jə-ˈne-tik How to pronounce monogenetic (audio) \

Definition of monogenetic

1 : relating to or involving monogenesis
2 : of, relating to, or being any of a class (Monogenea) of flatworms that ordinarily live as ectoparasites on a single host (such as a fish or amphibian) throughout their entire life cycle

First Known Use of monogenetic

1921, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Monogenetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monogenetic. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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monogenetic

adjective
mono·​ge·​net·​ic | \ -jə-ˈnet-ik How to pronounce monogenetic (audio) \

Medical Definition of monogenetic

1 : relating to or involving the origin of diverse individuals or kinds by descent from a single ancestral individual or kind the entire present human population is monogenetic
2 : of, relating to, or being any platyhelminthic worm of the taxon Monogenea

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