Definition of monocarbon in English:

monocarbon

adjective

Chemistry
  • Containing or derived from one atom of carbon.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Odling (1829–1921), chemist. From mono- + carbon, perhaps after slightly earlier monocarbonate.

Pronunciation

monocarbon

/mɒnə(ʊ)ˈkɑːbən/