Monostichous Mo*nos"ti*chous (m[-o]*n[o^]s"t[i^]*k[u^]s), a. [See {Monostich}.] (Bot.) Arranged in a single row on one side of an axis, as the flowers in grasses of the tribe {Chlorid[ae]}. [1913 Webster]

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  • monostichous — mo·nos·ti·chous …   English syllables

  • monostichous — adj. Bot. & Zool. arranged in or consisting of one layer or row. Etymology: MONO + Gk stikhos row …   Useful english dictionary

  • mon|o|stich — «MON uh stihk», noun. 1. a poem or epigram consisting of a single metrical line. 2. a single line of poetry. ╂[< Greek monóstichon, neuter of monóstichos; see etym. under monostichous (Cf. ↑monostichous)] …   Useful english dictionary

  • monostich — n. [Gr. monos, one; stichos, row] 1. Cells arranged in a row along one side of an axis. 2. (NEMATODA: Adenophorea) Esophagi in Stichosomida (=Trichocephalida; Mermithida) in which the cells are external to the esophagus and along one side;… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • monostich —   n. one verse line; poem of one verse line.    ♦ monostichous, a. in one line or row …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • -stichous — stə̇kəs adjective combining form Etymology: Late Latin stichus, from Greek stichos, from stichos row, line : having (such or so many) rows or sides diplostichous monostichous * * * Bot., Zool. a combining form meaning having rows of the kind or… …   Useful english dictionary

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