Definition of monothalamous in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈθaləməs/


  • 1Entomology
    rare Of a plant gall: having only one chamber.

  • 2Zoology
    Of an animal or protist: having a shell, test, or skeleton with a single chamber.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Kirby (1759–1850), entomologist and naturalist. From mono- + scientific Latin thalamus or its etymon ancient Greek θάλαμος inner chamber + -ous.