the only print made from a metal or glass plate on which a picture is painted in oil color, printing ink, or the like.
the method of producing such a print.
Biology. the only type of its group, as a single species constituting a genus.

1880–85; mono- + -type Unabridged


Printing, Trademark.
a brand of machine for setting and casting type, consisting of a separate keyboard for producing a paper tape containing holes in a coded pattern so that when this tape is fed into the casting unit each code evokes a unique letter cast from hot metal by a special matrix. Unabridged
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monotype (ˈmɒnəˌtaɪp)
1.  a single print made from a metal or glass plate on which a picture has been painted
2.  biology a monotypic genus or species

Monotype (ˈmɒnəˌtaɪp)
1.  trademark any of various typesetting systems, esp originally one in which each character was cast individually from hot metal
2.  type produced by such a system

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It threatens to overtake this highly diverse shallow marsh community and establish a purple loosestrife monotype.
Other areas where natural wildfire has been limited are in need of reducing or breaking up monotype big sage brush areas.
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