Definition of monosomatic in US English:

monosomatic

adjective

  • 1Geology. Consisting of a single crystal or a single mineral.

  • 2Genetics. Of a somatic tissue or cell of a plant: having the number of chromosomes typical of the species (usually the diploid number).

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Jethro Teall (1849–1924), geologist. From mono- + somatic.

Pronunciation

monosomatic

/ˌmɒnə(ʊ)səˈmatɪk/