monopteron

noun mo·nop·te·ron \-ˌrän\
variants: less commonly

monopteros

\-ˌräs\

Definition of monopteron

plural

monoptera

\-rə\
  1. :  a monopteral structure

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Origin and Etymology of monopteron

New Latin, from Greek monopteron (neuter of monopteros) & monopteros, adjective


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