\\mənəs\ noun combining form
: unit : simple organism of a (specified) kind — in generic names




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[a. Gr. µονάς: see monad]
an ending of some mod.L. names of genera of simple organisms (chiefly bacteria, protozoa, and algæ): cf. chlamydomonas, leptomonas.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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