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[mon-uh-tip-ik] /ˌmɒn əˈtɪp ɪk/

having only one type.
of the nature of a .
Biology. having only one representative, as a genus with a single species.
(of a genus or species) consisting of only one type of animal or plant
of or relating to a monotype
Having a single form or member, especially containing no more than one taxonomic category of the next lower rank. A monotypic genus contains a single species, while a monotypic species consists of a single population that is not divided into subspecies. Compare polytypic.


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