Definition of monogenean in English:

monogenean

Pronunciation /mɒnə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪən//ˌmɒnə(ʊ)dʒɪˈniːən/

adjective

Zoology
  • Relating to a group of flukes that are chiefly external or gill parasites of fish and only require a single host.

    Compare with digenean
    • ‘Unionicolid mites and monogenean trematodes are often found feeding upon the mantle and branchial tissue.’

noun

Zoology
  • A monogenean fluke.

    • ‘These peptides and FMRFamide excite the muscle cells and fibers of tubellarians, digeneans, and monogeneans.’
    • ‘Unlike monogeneans, trematodes have no opisthoaptor; instead, they are characterized by one or two suckers.’

Origin

1960s: from modern Latin Monogenea (from Greek monos ‘single’ + genea ‘generation’) + -an.

Pronunciation

monogenean

/mɒnə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪən//ˌmɒnə(ʊ)dʒɪˈniːən/