Definition of monospecific in English:

monospecific

Syllabification: mon·o·spe·cif·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌmänōspəˈsifik
 
/

adjective

Biology
  • 1Relating to or consisting of only one species.
    More 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.
    More 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.

More definitions of monospecific

Definition of monospecific in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw