Definition of monograptid in English:

monograptid

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or designating graptolites of the Silurian and Devonian family Monograptidae, characterized by a single series of thecae in each rhabdosome.

noun

  • A graptolite of the family Monograptidae.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Science. From scientific Latin Monograptidae, family name from Monograptus, genus name from mono- + Hellenistic Greek γραπτός marked with letters; in ancient Greek ‘painted’: see graptolite) + -idae.

Pronunciation

monograptid

/ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈɡraptɪd/