Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to monogenesis; monogenetic.
  • adj. Relating to monogenism.
  • adj. Of or regulated by one gene or one of a pair of allelic genes.
  • adj. Producing offspring of only one sex, as some species of aphids.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of or relating to monogenesis or to monogenism
  • adj. regulated by a single gene
  • adj. producing offspring of only one sex
  • adj. having a single derivative at a point
  • n. A derivative of a monogenic function

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to monogenesis.
  • adj. Producing only one kind of germs, or young; developing only in one way.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as monogenous.
  • In chem., combining with an element in only one form; forming only one compound with a monovalent element.
  • Same as monogenetic.
  • In petrography, noting a fragmental rock, conglomerate or breccia, whose fragments or parts are all of one kind of rock.
  • Having a univocal derivative: the better and now accepted form for monogeneous, 2, and monogenous, 3.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to an inheritable character that is controlled by a single pair of genes

Etymologies

mono- + -genic (Wiktionary)

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