Origin of monomerousModern Latin monomerus from Classical Greek monomer?s, single ( from mono-, mono- + meros, a part: see merit) + -ous
- (botany) Composed of solitary parts, as a flower with one sepal, one petal, one stamen, and one pistil.
- (zoology) Having only one joint; said of the foot of certain insects.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Ancient Greek single, alone + part.