adj. [Gr. monos, one; tropikos, a turning]1. Turning in one direction.2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)Visiting only one kind of flower for nectar; see polytropic.
Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. A.R. Maggenti and S.L. Gardne. 2005.
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