Definition of monimostylic in English:

monimostylic

adjective

Zoology
  • Designating or relating to a vertebrate skull in which the quadrate bone is immovably fixed to the squamosal, so that the lower jaw cannot be protruded. Contrasted with "streptostylic".

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From scientific Latin Monimostylica, group name from ancient Greek μόνιμος stable, stationary + στῦλος pillar, support + scientific Latin -ica, neuter plural of -icus.

Pronunciation

monimostylic

/ˌmɒnɪməˈstʌɪlɪk/