Monotrematous Mon`o*trem"a*tous, a. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Monotremata. [1913 Webster]

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  • monotrematous — /mon euh trem euh teuhs, tree meuh /, adj. of or pertaining to a monotreme. [1825 35; < NL monotrematus lit., single holed, equiv. to mono MONO + trematus holed, adj. use of Gk trêma, s. tremat hole, perforation; see OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • monotrematous — mono·trema·tous …   English syllables

  • monotrematous — /mɒnəˈtrimətəs/ (say monuh treemuhtuhs) adjective of or relating to a monotreme …   Australian English dictionary

  • monotrematous — …   Useful english dictionary

  • monotreme — /mon euh treem /, n. any animal of the Monotremata, the most primitive order of mammals, characterized by certain birdlike and reptilian features, as hatching young from eggs, and having a single opening for the digestive, urinary, and genital… …   Universalium

  • monotreme —   n. primitive Australian egg laying mammal, e.g. duck billed platypus.    ♦ monotrematous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • monotreme — [män′ō trēm΄, män′ətrēm΄] n. [< ModL Monotremata < Gr monos, single (see MONO ) + trēma, a hole < IE base * ter , to rub, drill > THROW] any of the lowest order (Monotremata) of mammals, consisting of the platypus and the echidnas,… …   English World dictionary

  • monotremate — adjective see monotrematous …   Useful english dictionary

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