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1. A combining form or prefix meaning one, single, alone; as, monocarp, monopoly, or relating to the participation or involvement of a single element or part.

2. <chemistry> Indicating that a compound contains one atom, one radical, or one group of that to the name of which it is united; as, monoxide, monosulphide, monatomic, etc.

Compare: uni-.

Origin: G. Monos, single

(21 Jun 2000)

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