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monogenean Line breaks: mono|gen¦ean
Pronunciation: /ˌmɒnə(ʊ)dʒɪˈniːən/

Definition of monogenean in English:


Relating to a group of flukes that are chiefly external or gill parasites of fish and only require a single host. Compare with digenean.
Example sentences
  • Unionicolid mites and monogenean trematodes are often found feeding upon the mantle and branchial tissue.


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A monogenean fluke.
  • Class Monogenea, phylum Platyhelminthes; sometimes treated as a subclass of the class Trematoda
Example sentences
  • Unlike monogeneans, trematodes have no opisthoaptor; instead, they are characterized by one or two suckers.
  • These peptides and FMRFamide excite the muscle cells and fibers of tubellarians, digeneans, and monogeneans.


1960s: from modern Latin Monogenea (from Greek monos 'single' + genea 'generation') + -an.

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