monotypic

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adjective mono·typ·ic \ˌmä-nə-ˈti-pik\

Definition of monotypic

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

Origin and Etymology of monotypic

mon- + type + -ic


First Known Use: 1858


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monotypic

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adjective mono·typ·ic \ˌmän-ə-ˈtip-ik\

Medical Definition of monotypic

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

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