Definition of monotelic in English:

monotelic

adjective

  • 1Zoology. Designating or relating to an animal which breeds only once in its lifetime.

  • 2Botany. Of an inflorescence (especially a synflorescence): having the main axis and all of the lateral axes terminating in a single flower.

  • 3Cell Biology. Designating or exhibiting attachment of only one of the sister kinetochores (centromeres) of a mitotic or meiotic chromosome to a pole of the spindle.

Origin

1960s. From mono- + ancient Greek τέλος + -ic.

Pronunciation

monotelic

/ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈtɛlɪk/