Definition of monimostyly in US English:

monimostyly

noun

Zoology
  • The condition (in a vertebrate skull) of having the quadrate bone immovably fixed to the squamosal. Contrasted with "streptostyly".

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in John Sterling Kingsley (1854–1929). From monimostyl- + -y.

Pronunciation

monimostyly

/ˈmɒnɪməˌstʌɪli/