noun plural

Mono·​trema·​ta ˌmän-ə-ˈtrem-ət-ə How to pronounce Monotremata (audio) -ˈtrēm- How to pronounce Monotremata (audio)
: an order of egg-laying mammals comprising the platypuses and the echidnas

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“Monotremata.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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