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monoclinous Line breaks: mono|cli¦nous
Pronunciation: /mɒnə(ʊ)ˈklʌɪnəs/

Definition of monoclinous in English:


(Of a plant) having stamens and pistils in the same flower.
Example sentences
  • In self-pollination, the flower is monoclinous and the stigma receives pollen from the anthers of the same flower.
  • The flowers with which you are most familiar are monoclinous.
  • Some of the trees are monoclinous, others only male.


Early 19th century: from French monocline or modern Latin monoclinus, from Greek monos 'single'+ klinē 'bed' + -ous.

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