Definition of mono- in English:

mono-

Syllabification: mono-
(also mon- before a vowel)

combining form

  • 1One; alone; single: monorail
  • 1.1With an extreme, singular character to the point of dominance or exclusion: monolithic monomania monopoly
  • 2 Chemistry (Forming names of compounds) containing one atom or group of a specified kind: monoamine

Origin

from Greek monos 'alone'.

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