mono-


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mono-

(word root) one, single
Examples of words with the root mono-: monocable

mono-

or mon-
pref.
1. One; single; alone: monomorphic.
2. Containing a single atom, radical, or group: monobasic.
3. Monomolecular; monatomic: monolayer.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin, from Greek, from monos, single, alone; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

mono-

or before a vowel

mon-

combining form
1. one; single: monochrome; monorail.
2. (Chemistry) indicating that a chemical compound contains a single specified atom or group: monoxide.
[from Greek monos]

mon•o1

(ˈmɒn oʊ)

n.
[by shortening]

mon•o2

(ˈmɒn oʊ)

adj.
[by shortening]

mono-

a combining form meaning “one, single, lone” (monochromatic; monogamy), “containing one atom or group of a given kind” (monoamine).
Also, esp. before a vowel,mon-.
[< Greek, comb. form of mónos alone]

mono-

A prefix that means "one, only, single," as in monochromatic, having only one color. It is often found in chemical names where it means "containing just one" of the specified atom or group, as in carbon monoxide, which is carbon attached to a single oxygen atom.
Translations

mono-

[ˌmɒnəʊ-] prefixmono-

mono-

prefMono-, mono-
References in classic literature ?
In a little while no one thought anything of crossing an abyss on a wire, and the mono- rail was superseding the tram-lines, railways: and indeed every form of track for mechanical locomotion.
He forgot I hadn't heard any of these splendid mono- logues on, what was it?
A mix of palm and rapeseed oil, with a blend of mono- and polyunsaturates, suitable for frying or salads.