Monotype Mon"o*type, Monotypic Mon`o*typ"ic, a. [Mono- + -type: cf. F. monotype.] (Biol.) Having but one type; containing but one representative; as, a monotypic genus, which contains but one species. [1913 Webster]

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  • Monotypic — is an adjective that refers to a taxonomic group with only one type: In botany, monotypic means that a taxon has only one species: Ginkgo is a monotypic genus, while Ginkgoaceae is a monotypic family. The phrase is not accurate in cases where a… …   Wikipedia

  • monotypic — monotypic. См. монотипический. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • monotypic — [män΄ō tip′ik] adj. 1. having only one type, as a genus consisting of only one species 2. having the nature of a monotype …   English World dictionary

  • monotypic —   Of a family with only one genus, or a genus with only one species, e.g. Cycadaceae is a monotypic family, while Microcycas and Stangeria are monotypic (and monospecific) genera …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • monotypic — /mɒnoʊˈtɪpɪk/ (say monoh tipik) adjective 1. having only one type. 2. of the nature of a monotype. 3. Biology (of a taxon) having a single member: monotypic family; monotypic species …  

  • monotypic — a taxonomic unit including only one lower unit, e.g. a monotypic genus includes only one species …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • monotypic — adjective Of a taxon which only contains one member of the next lesser rank, such as an order which contains a single family. Much more diffuse affinities occur to the Australasian monotypic Goebeliellaceae …   Wiktionary

  • Monotypic taxon — Monotypic redirects here. For the type of printmaking, see monotyping. In biology, a monotypic taxon is a taxonomic group with only one biological type. The term s usage differs slightly between botany and zoology. The term monotypic has a… …   Wikipedia

  • monotypic — adjective Etymology: mon + type + ic Date: circa 1859 including a single representative used especially of a genus with only one species …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • monotypic — adj. [Gr. monos, one; typos, type] Pertains to a taxon containing only one immediate subordinate taxon, as a genus containing only one species, or a species containing only one subspecies …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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