Definition of monocystid in English:

monocystid

Pronunciation /mɒnə(ʊ)ˈsɪstɪd/

noun

  • A gregarine parasite of the former group Monocystidea or the family Monocystidae, characterized by adults that are aseptate.

adjective

  • Designating a gregarine in which the adult is aseptate; of or relating to the former group Monocystidea or the family Monocystidae.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Ray Lankester (1847–1929), zoologist. Originally from scientific Latin Monocystidea, group name from ancient Greek μονο- + κύστις + scientific Latin -idea, after scientific Latin Monocystis, genus name.