Meaning of MONOGENIC in English


| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|jenik adjective

Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary mon- + -genic

1. : having a single or a common origin: as

a. : relating to an igneous rock composed of but a single mineral species — compare monomict


(1) : of or relating to monogenesis : monogenetic

(2) : of, relating to, or controlled by a single gene or by either of an allelic pair of genes : of or relating to a unit character

c. : descended from one pair : characterized by monogenism — compare polygenic

2. : producing offspring of one sex only

• mono·gen·i·cal·ly -nə̇k(ə)lē adverb

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.