monorhinous

monorhinous

[mon-uh-rahy-nuhs]
adjective Zoology.
having a single, median nostril, as the cyclostomes.
Also, monorhinal, monorhine.


Origin:
1900–05; mono- + -rhinous < Greek -rhinos -nosed, adj. derivative of rhīs, stem rhin- nose; see -ous

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