(Of a genus) containing only one known species.

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  • monospecific — mono·spe·cif·ic .män ō spə sif ik adj specific for a single antigen or receptor site on an antigen mono·spec·i·fic·i·ty .spes ə fis ət ē n, pl ties * * * mono·spe·cif·ic (mon″o spə sifґik) having an effect only on a particular kind of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Monospecific antibody — Monospecific antibodies are antibodies that all have affinity for the same antigen. Monoclonal antibodies are monospecific, but monospecific antibodies may also be produced by other means than producing them from a common germ cell. Contents 1… …   Wikipedia

  • monospecific — adjective Date: 1947 specific for a single antigen or receptor site on an antigen • monospecificity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • monospecific — said of a genus containing only one species …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • monospecific — adj. specific for a single antigen or receptor site on an antigen; (Botany and Zoology) refers to a genus which has a single species …   English contemporary dictionary

  • monospecific — adjective Biology 1》 relating to or consisting of only one species. 2》 (of an antibody) specific to one antigen …   English new terms dictionary

  • monospecific —   Of a genus with only one species, e.g. Microcycas and Stangeria …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • monospecific — mono·specific …   English syllables

  • monospecific — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Monospecificity — In zoology, monospecific is an adjective describing a genus which contains only one known species. The term comes from the Greek prefix μονο meaning single and Latin species meaning kind or type . It is thus of hybrid origin. Of the genera… …   Wikipedia

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