[mon-i-ker] /ˈmɒn ɪ kər/
a person’s name, especially a nickname or alias.
(slang) a person’s name or nickname
1849, said to be originally a hobo term (but attested in London underclass from 1851), of uncertain origin; perhaps from monk (monks and nuns take new names with their vows, and early 19c. British tramps referred to themselves as “in the monkery”). Its origins seem always to have been obscure:
Sir H. Rawlinson can decipher cuneiform, but can he tell us why “moniker”–the word has a certain Coptic or Egyptian twang–means a name painted on a trunk? [“The Saturday Review,” Dec. 19, 1857]
monilethrix mo·nil·e·thrix (mə-nĭl’ə-thrĭks’) n. A condition in which the hair is brittle and shows a series of constrictions, resembling strings of spindle-shaped beads. Also called beaded hair, moniliform hair.
[muh-nil-ee-uh] /məˈnɪl i ə/ noun 1. a fungus of the genus Monilia, of the class Fungi Imperfecti, having spherical or oval conidia in branched chains. Monilia Mo·nil·i·a (mə-nĭl’ē-ə) n. A class of imperfect fungi that do not form asci or basidia, including pathogenic genera such as Candida and Cryptococcus and the medically important genus Penicillium.
[muh-nil-ee-uh l] /məˈnɪl i əl/ adjective 1. pertaining to or caused by a fungus of the genus Monilia. /məˈnɪlɪəl/ adjective 1. (pathol) denoting a thrush infection, caused by the fungus Candida (formerly Monilia) albicans monilial mo·nil·i·al (mə-nĭl’ē-əl) adj. Of or caused by a fungus of the genus Candida).