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Related to monotypic: polytypic


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.
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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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The results obtained during this study will help understand one aspect of the biology of this monotypic species, barely known and studied in the literature.
Although, in LPL, CD5 expression is anecdotal by IHC, (19) positive expression of CD5 on the monotypic B cells ranges from 9% to 43% based on FC studies.
The two endemic genera, Metapetrocosmea and Cathayanthe, are both monotypic (Li & Wang, 2005; Xing et al., 2014).
Herein, we report unique case of an aggressive MYC-rearranged high-grade B-cell neoplasm with monotypic surface light chain and Tdt coexpression along with loss of pan B-cell antigens (CD19, CD20) evolved in a patient with two-month history of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, germinal center (GC) origin.
White-footed tamarin (Saguinus leucopus) is a neotropical endemic and monotypic primate of Colombia (Defler, 2010) categorized by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) as an endangered species due to a significant reduction in the population, mainly due to illegal animal trade as pets (Morales-Jimenez et al, 2008).
The Old World bruchid genus Caryopemon Jekel, 1855 (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) was erected as monotypic based on the type species Caryopemon hieroglyphicus Jekel, 1855 with Ostindien [East Indies] as the locality (Jekel 1855).
The group includes the wide-ranging genus Cyprinodon (~50 species) and five genera of one or two species each: two monotypic, locally endemic genera on the Mexican Plateau (Cualac and Megupsilon); the monotypic Jordanella and Garmanella from Florida and the Yucatan Peninsula, respectively; and Floridichthys, with one species on the Florida coast and one on the Yucatan Peninsula.
nov., each containing one monotypic genus, revised taxonomy of the family Chlamydiaceae, including a new genus and five new species, and standards for the identification of organisms.
pangasius .The aquarium fish sometimes harboured only monotypic infection of T.
Practices included: (1) large, early-succession, afforestation blocks (hereafter, "blocks") that were structurally diverse but maintained primarily herbaceous vegetation and three conservation buffers; (2) diverse filter strips (hereafter, "diverse strips") that were planted 30 m wide with a forbs native warm season grass mixture; (3) monotypic filter strips (hereafter, "monotypic strips") that were 30 m wide and densely planted with only switchgrass (Panicum virgatum); and (4) early succession riparian forest buffers (hereafter, "riparian buffers") that were 60 m wide and dominated by herbaceous plants that colonized naturally.
Perivascular epithelioid cell neoplasm (PEComa) is a tumour family with mesenchymal origin derived from perivascular epithelioid cells.[sup.3] Renal AML, a PEComa, is the most common mesenchymal neoplasm found in 0.1% to 0.3% of the general population with 2 distinct groups: classic triphasic AML and monotypic epithelioid AML.[sup.4,5]
In addition, other studies indicated that the number and distribution of caudal papillae (within a restricted range) are intra-specific variable characters, supporting the synonymy of species suggested previously, and recognizing this species as monotypic (Rudolphi, 1819; Schneider, 1866; Travassos, 1914; Khalil and Vogelsang, 1931a, b; Lent and Freitas, 1939; Pinto et al., 2002; Rossin, 2007).