Definition of monorhinal in English:

monorhinal

adjective

  • 1Zoology. Having a single central nasal passage, as characteristic of some agnathan vertebrates.

  • 2Physiology. Involving or relating to the use of only one nostril.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From mono- + -rhinal, in sense 1 after monorhine or its etymon scientific Latin Monorrhina.

Pronunciation

monorhinal

/ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈrʌɪnl/