Of a family with only one genus, or a genus with only one species, e.g. Cycadaceae is a monotypic family, while Microcycas and Stangeria are monotypic (and monospecific) genera.

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  • Monotypic — is an adjective that refers to a taxonomic group with only one type: In botany, monotypic means that a taxon has only one species: Ginkgo is a monotypic genus, while Ginkgoaceae is a monotypic family. The phrase is not accurate in cases where a… …   Wikipedia

  • monotypic — monotypic. См. монотипический. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • monotypic — [män΄ō tip′ik] adj. 1. having only one type, as a genus consisting of only one species 2. having the nature of a monotype …   English World dictionary

  • Monotypic — Monotype Mon o*type, Monotypic Mon o*typ ic, a. [Mono + type: cf. F. monotype.] (Biol.) Having but one type; containing but one representative; as, a monotypic genus, which contains but one species. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monotypic — /mɒnoʊˈtɪpɪk/ (say monoh tipik) adjective 1. having only one type. 2. of the nature of a monotype. 3. Biology (of a taxon) having a single member: monotypic family; monotypic species …   Australian English dictionary

  • monotypic — a taxonomic unit including only one lower unit, e.g. a monotypic genus includes only one species …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • monotypic — adjective Of a taxon which only contains one member of the next lesser rank, such as an order which contains a single family. Much more diffuse affinities occur to the Australasian monotypic Goebeliellaceae …   Wiktionary

  • monotypic — adjective Etymology: mon + type + ic Date: circa 1859 including a single representative used especially of a genus with only one species …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • monotypic — adj. [Gr. monos, one; typos, type] Pertains to a taxon containing only one immediate subordinate taxon, as a genus containing only one species, or a species containing only one subspecies …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • monotypic — /mon euh tip ik/, adj. 1. having only one type. 2. of the nature of a monotype. 3. Biol. having only one representative, as a genus with a single species. [1875 80; MONO + TYPIC] * * * …   Universalium