[mon-uh-sahy-klik, -sik-lik]
having one cycle.
Botany. arranged in a single whorl, as the parts of certain flowers.
Chemistry. of or pertaining to a molecular structure containing one ring.

1880–85; mono- + cyclic

monocycly, noun Unabridged
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monocyclic (ˌmɒnəʊˈsaɪklɪk)
1.  Also: mononuclear (of a chemical compound) containing only one ring of atoms
2.  (of sepals, petals, or stamens) arranged in a single whorl
3.  (of a plant) having a life cycle that is completed in one year

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monocyclic   (mŏn'ə-sī'klĭk, -sĭk'lĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Having a single cycle, as of activity or development.

  2. Having a single whorl, as certain flowers and the shells of certain invertebrates.

  3. Having a molecular structure with only one ring. Benzene and toluene are monocyclic molecules.

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