Definition of monospecific in US English:



  • 1Relating to or consisting of only one species.

    • ‘Because the present study deals only with monospecific populations of the two species, we will mention only the intraspecific preferences.’
    • ‘In addition, there are six genera with three taxa, 10 genera with two taxa, and 71 monospecific genera.’
    • ‘Mixed patches of H. wrightii and T. testudinum were found along much of the margin between monospecific stands of these two species.’
    • ‘No differences were detected in either species whether they foraged in monospecific flocks or mixed species flocks, and therefore, there are no indications of habitat displacement.’
    • ‘The spatial heterogeneity of a subtidal marine landscape and the areal extent of both monospecific and mixed patches of seagrass species were studied in Tampa Bay, Florida, USA.’
    1. 1.1 (of an antibody) specific to one antigen.
      • ‘All isolates were tested for polysaccharide serotype and cell surface-expressed protein profile by double immunoprecipation in agarose using monospecific antisera.’
      • ‘The strains were serotyped using polyvalent O1 and monospecific Inaba and Ogawa antisera.’
      • ‘Protein extracts from Escherichia coli expressing this fusion were subjected to SDS-PAGE, transferred to nitrocellulose filters, and used for affinity purification of monospecific antibodies from the crude sera.’
      • ‘For final identification of vibrios, slide agglutination was performed with polyvalent O1 and monospecific Ogawa-Inaba antisera.’
      • ‘By western blot assays the antibody was monospecific against the Mn-SOD of pea leaf extracts.’