monotypic

adjective
mono·​typ·​ic | \ ˌmä-nə-ˈti-pik How to pronounce monotypic (audio) \

Definition of monotypic

: including a single representative used especially of a genus with only one species

First Known Use of monotypic

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for monotypic

mon- + type + -ic

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The first known use of monotypic was in 1858

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“Monotypic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monotypic. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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monotypic

adjective
mono·​typ·​ic | \ ˌmän-ə-ˈtip-ik How to pronounce monotypic (audio) \

Medical Definition of monotypic

: including a single representative used especially of a genus with only one species

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