- 1Having or existing in only one form, in particular:More example sentences
- The aromatic group had a high proportion of monomorphic loci suggestive of a severe or recent bottleneck.
- Loci are commonly chosen because they were known to be polymorphic in the population studied, while monomorphic loci were not genotyped or discarded from analysis.
- Three of the loci were monomorphic in all populations.
- 1.1(Of a species or population) showing little or no variation in morphology or phenotype.More example sentences
- The lesion was a lobulated circumscribed tumor mass composed microscopically of a monomorphic population of ductal cells.
- Nevertheless, frequencies of monomorphic populations were homogeneous over zoogeographical regions.
- There were also large differences between populations in diversity, some of the populations being monomorphic and some polymorphic.
- 1.2(Of an animal species) having sexes that are similar in size and appearance.More example sentences
- Siberian jays are sexually monomorphic with a substantial overlap in size between sexes.
- Unlike many socially polygynous species, house wrens are sexually monomorphic; both sexes are a fairly uniform brownish gray.
- Many bird species are morphologically monomorphic for external characters that would differentiate the sexes; sex identification in populations is often problematic.
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- The increase in tail length in M. leucopterus is shown to a greater extent in the males, resulting in sexual monomorphism.
- Consistent with these predictions, monogamy is correlated with sexual monomorphism and polygamy is correlated with sexual dimorphism.
- The temperate japonica and aromatic populations also had the highest incidence of monomorphism, with 15 and 21 monomorphic loci, respectively.
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- The biopsies from the gastric lesion showed a marked expansion of the lamina propria due to an infiltration of monomorphous cells with eosinophilic cytoplasm and eccentric nuclei.
- Cytologie preparations contained a predominantly monomorphous population of tumor cells with moderate eosinophilic cytoplasm with fine, elongated cytoplasmic processes.
- These lesions were characterized by a monomorphous pattern of slender, elongated spindle cells in a sclerotic stroma.
late 19th century: from mono- 'single' + Greek morphē 'form'.
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