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 (mŏn′ō-môr′fĭk) also mon·o·mor·phous (-fəs)
1. Chemistry Having only one form, as one crystal form.
2. Biology Having or existing in only one form, as having only one allele of a gene or having males and females that look alike.

mon′o·mor′phism n.


(ˌmɒnəʊˈmɔːfɪk) or


1. (Biology) (of an individual organism) showing little or no change in structure during the entire life history
2. (Biology) (of a species) existing or having parts that exist in only one form
3. (Chemistry) (of a chemical compound) having only one crystalline form
ˌmonoˈmorphism n


(ˌmɒn əˈmɔr fɪk)

1. Biol. having the same basic form throughout the life cycle.
2. of the same or of an essentially similar type of structure.
mon`o•mor′phism, n.
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The number of polymorphic or monomorphic loci, their percentage, standard deviation and experimental error were calculated.
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The papillae show hyalinized fibrovascular cores and lined by round to polygonal cells with clear to eosinophilic cytoplasm, monomorphic nuclei and eosinophilic nucleoli.
Allele frequency "1" represent that all samples were monomorphic.
Among the four isoenzymes analyzed, three namely esterase, alcohol dehydrogenase and acid phosphatase showed a monomorphic electrophoresis profile among the hybrids and their respective parents (Fig.
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