Denoting a microorganism possessing a single flagellum or cilium. SYN: monotrichate, uniflagellate.

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mo·not·ri·chous mə-'nä-tri-kəs adj having a single flagellum at one pole used of bacteria

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mon·ot·ri·chous (mə-notґrĭ-kəs) [mono- + trich- + -ous] having a single polar flagellum; said of a bacterial cell. See flagellum.

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