Definition of monodentate in English:

monodentate

Pronunciation /ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈdɛnteɪt/

adjective

Chemistry
  • (Of a ligand) having only one point of attachment to a central atom.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Raymond Eller Kirk (1890–1957). From mono- + classical Latin dentātus dentate.