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).
- Hyphenation: mo‧no‧lect‧ic
- (entomology) Of or relating to an insect (especially a bee) which collects pollen from the flowers of a single plant species.
- (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.
- (grammar): periphrastic