Definition of monotrope in English:

monotrope

noun

Chemistry
  • See monotropy

    • ‘Thus, the question remains, is fungal stimulation by the monotropes simply another example of parasite manipulation of the host?’
    • ‘They have recently shown that two monotropes, Sarcodes sanguinea and Pterospora andromedea behave in this way in vitro.’
    • ‘Results from orchids, monotropes, and Suilloid fungi suggest that the cost of specialization is reduced by producing propagules that lie dormant until they encounter the correct host.’