(From Moneres 5025 alone,) properly a boat with a single oar; but figuratively applied to a melancholy person fond of solitude.


(From Monoceros 5026 unicus, and cornu, horn). See Unicornu.


See Coecum Istestinum.


Or.Monophthalmus,(froni Monoculus 5028 or an eye). A roller of ten or twelve feet in length, and two or three fingers in breadth, to retain the dressings on the eyes. It is fixed on the occiput, letting about a foot hang down, and from thence carried obliquely round the head, across the wound, to its commencement: having carried it thrice round, the remainder goes circularly about the temples, occipit, and forehead; the end hanging behind is then to be brought over the vertex to the forehead, and the whole secured. A napkin, or a handkerchief, is equally useful. It also signifies, as the name implies, a person with only one eye, or with one eye less than the other. See Monopia.


(From Monoecia 5030 and domus). The name of the twenty-first class in the Linnaean system, comprehending the androgynous plants, or such as produce male and female flowers on the same individual without hermaphrodites.


(From Monogamia 5032 and marriage).

Plants whose flowers are single.


(From Monogynia 5034 and mulier).

The name of the first order in the first thirteen classes of the Linnaean system, comprehending such plants as have one pistil or one stigma.


See Coecum intestinum.


(From Monopegia 5036 and to compress). A pain in the head affecting only one point.


(From Monopetali 5038 and a petal).

Containing but one petal.


(From Monophyllon 5040 and a leaf,) smilax unifolia humillima, unifolium, lilium convallium minus, ophrys monophyllos Lin. Sp. Pl. 1442, one blade, grows in woods and thickets, and flowers in May and June. The flowers are styled alexipharmac and vulnerary. See Raii Historia.


And Monopos, (from Monophia 5042 solus, and an eye,) Monoculi and arimaspes, a term of the same signification in the Scythian language, from their custom in shooting, to shut one eye. In consequence of this habit the other was rarely seen, and they were said to have but one; but the same term is applied to those who have one eye less than the other. When this deformity is observed in infancy, such exercises as require the use of only one eye, as looking through microscopes, telescopes, etc. should be avoided.