monotreme

noun mono·treme \ ˈmä-nə-ˌtrēm \

Definition of monotreme

: any of an order (Monotremata) of egg-laying mammals comprising the platypuses and echidnas

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Origin and Etymology of monotreme

New Latin Monotremata, from Greek mon- + trēmat-, trēma hole — more at trematode


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monotreme

noun mono·treme \ ˈmän-ə-ˌtrēm \

medical Definition of monotreme

: any mammal (as a platypus) of the order Monotremata

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