Definition of monotropic in English:

monotropic

adjective

  • 1Chemistry
    Exhibiting monotropy.

  • 2Ecology
    Of a bee or other pollinator: that visits the flowers of only one species.

  • 3Medicine
    Involving a single tropic hormone.

  • 4Medicine
    Infecting monocytes or macrophages (especially as opposed to lymphocytes).

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). From mono- + -tropic.

Pronunciation

monotropic

/ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈtrɒpɪk/ /ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈtrəʊpɪk/