Definition of monosiphonous in English:

monosiphonous

adjective

Botany
  • 1Of an algal stem or filament: composed of a single strand of large elongated cells. Of an alga: having filaments of this kind.

  • 2Of a pollen grain: producing a single pollen tube during germination. Of a pollen tube: single.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Henry Harvey (1811–1866), botanist. From mono- + siphon + -ous.

Pronunciation

monosiphonous

/ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈsʌɪfənəs//ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈsʌɪf(ə)nəs/