monotrophic

monotrophic

[¦män·ə¦träf·ik]
(crystallography)
Of crystal pairs, having one of the pair always metastable with respect to the other.
(zoology)
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* The neonate's assumed 'monotrophic' connection to the gestating mother relegates all other relationships as secondary (including paternal and siblings), ruling out shared-care.
obs.), they have multiple monotrophic ovarioles (Grandi 1920), usually mate once (Zavodna et al.
Since the agaonid pollinators have monotrophic ovaries and are proovigenic they seem to have a limitation on the total number of eggs produced.