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1. Biology The sole member of its group, such as a single species that constitutes a genus.
2. A unique print made by pressing paper against a painted or inked surface.

mon′o·typ′ic (-tĭp′ĭk) adj.


A trademark for a typesetting machine operated from a keyboard that activates a unit that casts and sets individual characters.


1. (Biology) (of a genus or species) consisting of only one type of animal or plant
2. (Biology) of or relating to a monotype
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) of or relating to a monotype
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Adj.1.monotypic - consisting of only one type
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
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Savic & Nevo (1990), Musser & Carleton (2005) and Krystufek & Vohralik (2009) treated the family as monogeneric, including only the single genus Spalax, whereas other authors preferred to distinguish two genera, currently named Spalax Guldenstaedt, 1770 and Nannospalax Palmer, 1903 (Topachevskii 1969, Savic 1982, Savic & Soldatovic 1984, Nemeth et al.
The loco is a unique monogeneric muricid restricted to the shores of continental Chile, southern-central Peru, and the Juan Fernandez Archipelago (DeVries 1995, Leiva & Castilla 2002, Cardenas et al.
oleifera) from monogeneric family Moringaceae is well-known as "the miracle tree" and now widely distributed in many tropical and subtropical areas.
The monogeneric family Ephedraceae contains approximately 50 species of Ephedra.
It is the most widely cultivated species of a monogeneric family; the Moringaceae is native to the sub-Himalayan tracts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
Sago and most other ornamental cycads belong to the largest subgroup of cycads, the family Cycadaceae, a monogeneric family consisting of ca.
This monogeneric family (Corethrellidae, Diptera) is an ancient group of small eavesdropping flies (oldest fossils are 122 million years old), which includes over 100 described species (Borkent 2008; Borkent & Grafe 2012).
This monogeneric family is represented by 17 species in Argentina, most of them distributed in the northern part of the country (Oliva et al.