from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Chemistry Having only one form, as one crystal form.
- adj. Zoology Having one or the same genotype, form, or structure through a series of developmental changes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. having or existing in a single shape or form
- adj. invariant across a species
- adj. taking only a single data type
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having but a single form; retaining the same form throughout the various stages of development; of the same or of an essentially similar type of structure; -- opposed to
dimorphic, trimorphic, and polymorphic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In zoology, of one and the same (or essentially similar) type of structure; formed much alike; notably uniform in morphic character: said of a number of animals collectively, or of the zoölogical group which they constitute: as, birds are a highly monomorphic class of animals.
- In entomology, having but one form, structure, or morphological character; identical or invariable in form throughout successive stages of development; monomorphous; homomorphous; ametabolic.
mono- (“one”) + -morphic (“of a form”) (Wiktionary)