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1. Relating to or exhibiting monogenesis.
2. Having a single host through the course of the life cycle.
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(ˌmɒnəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk) or


1. (Biology) of, relating to, or showing monogenesis
2. (Biology) of or relating to parasitic animals, such as some flukes, that complete their life cycle on only one host
3. (Geological Science) (of rocks and rock formations) formed from one source or by one process
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[mɒnəʊdʒɪˈnetɪk] ADJmonogenético
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They are monoxenous parasites found on a variety of vertebrate species, but are most commonly associated with ungulates, specifically moose, elk (Cervus canadensis).
Both parasites have monoxenous development, low dose of oocysts, and resistant to most disinfectants [35, 36], but Cryptosporidium is more hazardous because of being readily infectious after shed [37].
Rabbits are mainly infected by monoxenous genus Eimeria although they could be infected by the coccidia including the genera Cryptosporidium, Besnoitia, Sarcocystis, Toxoplasma, and Eimeria (Pakandl, 2009).
Members of Parapharyngodon are found in insectivorous reptiles and amphibians (Adamson, 1981) and species of this genus may have monoxenous life cycles with hosts getting infected by ingesting eggs that are sometimes deposited on plants through fecal pellets (Roca, 1999; Anderson, 2000; Carretero et al., 2006).
Leishmania, Trypanosoma and Monoxenous Trypanosomatids as Emerging Opportunistic Agents.