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1Botany. Of or relating to the Linnaean class Monandria. rare.
2Zoology. Of a fish species: having only one kind of male.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences. In sense 1 from Monandria + -ic; compare French monandrique, and earlier monandrian, monandrous.
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