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

  • adj. Relating to or exhibiting monogenesis.
  • adj. Having a single host through the course of the life cycle.
  • adj. Produced under a single set of continuing conditions. Used of soil.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. having a single source, originating in one place at a single moment
  • adj. of or pertaining to monogenesis

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. One in genesis; resulting from one process of formation; -- used of a mountain range.
  • adj. Relating to, or involving, monogenesis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to monogenesis.
  • Of or relating to monogenism.
  • In geology, being the result of one genetic process: applied by Dana to mountain-ranges.
  • Having the whole life-history a single cycle, there being no alternation of generations, or, in parasitic forms, of hosts.


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