Definition of monogastric in English:

monogastric

adjective

  • 1Anatomy. Of a muscle: having a single ‘belly’ or fleshy part; (originally) specifically †designating the tensor tympani (obsolete). Compare "digastric"rare.

  • 2Zoology. Of an animal: having a single stomach or digestive cavity.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions Abridged 1665–1700. From post-classical Latin monogastricus from mono- + gastricus. With sense 1, compare earlier digastric.

Pronunciation

monogastric

/ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈɡastrɪk/