Monotocous
Monotocous Mo*not"o*cous, a. [Mono- + Gr. ? birth, offspring.] 1. (Bot.) Bearing fruit but once; monocarpic. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Uniparous; laying a single egg. [1913 Webster]


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  • monotocous — [mə nät′ə kəs] adj. UNIPAROUS (sense 2) * * * …   Universalium

  • monotocous — [mə nät′ə kəs] adj. UNIPAROUS (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • monotocous — Producing a single offspring at a birth. [mono + G. tokos, birth] * * * mo·not·o·cous mä nät ə kəs adj producing a single egg or young at one time <monotocous ovulation> compare POLYTOCOUS * * * mo·not·o·cous (mo notґə kəs) [mono… …   Medical dictionary

  • monotocous — mo·not·o·cous …   English syllables

  • monotocous —   a. laying one egg, or bringing forth one young, only …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • monotocous — məˈnäd.əkəs adjective Etymology: mon + Greek tokos birth, offspring more at toco : producing a single egg or young at one time compare polytocous …   Useful english dictionary

  • polytocous — Producing multiple young at a birth. [poly + G. tokos, birth] * * * po·lyt·o·cous pə lit ə kəs adj producing many eggs or young at one time compare MONOTOCOUS * * * po·lyt·o·cous (po litґə kəs) [poly + toc + ous] giv …   Medical dictionary

  • mon- — combining form or mono Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Old French, from …   Useful english dictionary

  • polytocous — pəˈlid.əkəs adjective Etymology: Greek polytokos, from poly + tokos offspring, from tiktein to bear, beget more at thane : producing many eggs or young at one time polytocous mammals compare monotocous …   Useful english dictionary

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