Monomorphic Mon`o*mor"phic, Monomorphous Mon`o*mor"phous, a. [Mono- + Gr. morfh` form.] (Biol.) Having but a single form; retaining the same form throughout the various stages of development; of the same or of an essentially similar type of structure; -- opposed to {dimorphic}, {trimorphic}, and {polymorphic}. [1913 Webster]

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  • monomorphic — [ˌmɒnə(ʊ) mɔ:fɪk] adjective Biology (of a species or population) showing little or no variation in morphology or phenotype. ↘(of an animal species) having sexes that are similar in size and appearance. Derivatives monomorphism noun monomorphous… …   English new terms dictionary

  • monomorphic —   Having only one form.   See also homomorphic.   Cf. dimorphic, polymorphic …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

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