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monogenesis the theory that all living organisms are descended from one ancestral pair or from one cell. [2 definitions]
monogenism the belief that all of mankind descended from one pair of ancestors. (Cf. polygenism.)
monogram a single character consisting of two or more stylized initials, used to mark personal items such as linens, stationery, and garments. [2 definitions]
monograph a scholarly publication by a single author on a specific subject.
monohydroxy containing one hydroxyl group in a molecule.
monolingual able to speak, read, or understand only one language. [2 definitions]
monolith a very large block of stone. [3 definitions]
monolithic being a monolith. [2 definitions]
monologue a long speech, poem, series of stories, or the like delivered by a single speaker. [2 definitions]
monomania excessive interest or absorption in a particular idea or subject; obsession; fixation. [2 definitions]
monomer in chemistry, a molecule that can bind with others having similar characteristics to form a polymer.
monometallism the economic theory or practice of using only one metal, usu. gold or silver, as the monetary standard.
monomial having only one algebraic term. [3 definitions]
monomorphic in biology, having only one form or structure. [2 definitions]
mononuclear having a single nucleus.
mononucleosis the presence of abnormal numbers of mononuclear leukocytes in the circulatory blood. [2 definitions]
monophonic of or pertaining to a sound-reproducing system with output on only a single channel; monaural. [2 definitions]
monophyletic a group of organisms that are all descended from a common ancestor.
monoplane an airplane having only one pair of wings or a single flat surface for uplift.
monopolist a person who controls a monopoly or who favors monopolies.
monopolization the act of obtaining or maintaining exclusive control over.