Definition of monospecific in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmänōspəˈsifik/


1Relating to or consisting of only one species.
Example sentences
  • No differences were detected in either species whether they foraged in monospecific flocks or mixed species flocks, and therefore, there are no indications of habitat displacement.
  • In addition, there are six genera with three taxa, 10 genera with two taxa, and 71 monospecific genera.
  • Mixed patches of H. wrightii and T. testudinum were found along much of the margin between monospecific stands of these two species.
1.1(Of an antibody) specific to one antigen.
Example sentences
  • Protein extracts from Escherichia coli expressing this fusion were subjected to SDS-PAGE, transferred to nitrocellulose filters, and used for affinity purification of monospecific antibodies from the crude sera.
  • By western blot assays the antibody was monospecific against the Mn-SOD of pea leaf extracts.
  • All isolates were tested for polysaccharide serotype and cell surface-expressed protein profile by double immunoprecipation in agarose using monospecific antisera.

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Syllabification: mon·o·spe·cif·ic

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