monaulic
adj. [Gr. monos, one; aulos, pipe]
(MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda)
Male and female portions with a common gonopore; see diaulic,triaulic.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • monaulic — mon·au·lic …   English syllables

  • monaulic — (ˈ)mä|nȯlik adjective Etymology: mon + Greek aulos pipe, tube, reed instrument like an oboe + English ic more at alveolus : having a single common genital opening used of an hermaphroditic animal …   Useful english dictionary

  • diaulic — adj. [Gr. dis, twice; aulos, pipe] 1. With two separate ducts open to the surface. 2. (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda) Male and female portions with separate gonopores; see monaulic, triaulic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • triaulic — adj. [L. tres, three; aulos, pipe] (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda) In opisthobranch hermaphroditic snails, the female part having two separate openings and the male part one; see diaulic, monaulic …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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