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monolectic

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EtymologyEdit

From mono- +‎ (from Ancient Greek μόνος (mónos, alone; only), from Proto-Hellenic *monwo-, from Proto-Indo-European *mey- (small)) + λέγειν (légein), from λέγω (légō, to arrange, choose, gather; to count, reckon) (from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ- (to gather)) + -τικός (-tikós, verbal adjective–forming suffix).

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  • Hyphenation: mo‧no‧lect‧ic

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monolectic (comparative more monolectic, superlative most monolectic)

  1. (entomology) Of or relating to an insect (especially a bee) which collects pollen from the flowers of a single plant species.
  2. (grammar) Of or relating to a term consisting of one word.
    A polylectic term is a multi-word term, as opposed to a monolectic term which is a one-word term.

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