mono-, mon-

(Greek: one, alone, single; a number used as a prefix)

monoanesthesia, monoanaesthesia (s) (noun) (no plural)
The process of desensitization of one bodily feeling or making one sense sensation unresponsive: Dr. Jenkins used a compound which created a monoanesthesia in Alisa's mouth before drilling the cavity of her tooth.
monoanthropism (s) (noun), monoanthropisms (pl)
A belief in the unity or indivisibility of mankind.
A mutant microorganism that requires a particular nutrient that is not required by the wild type of organism.
1. A condition in which vision is better, or is more distinct, when only one eye is used; but there is confusion when both eyes are used.
2. A variety of color blindness in which only one color is perceived.
monobrachia, monobrachius
A fetus with only one forelimb.
1. Having a heart with one atrium and one ventricle; as in, hemicardia (a congenital malformation of the heart in which only two of the usual four chambers are formed).
2. The presence of only one side of a four-chambered heart.
Having one horn; such as, a unicorn.
1. An acoustic instrument consisting of a sounding box with one string and a movable bridge, used to study musical tones.
2. An ancient acoustic device consisting of a single string stretched over an oblong sounding box, used to determine mathematical intervals between musical tones.
3. An instrument for experimenting with the mathematical relations of musical sounds.

It consists of a single string stretched between two bridges, one or both of which are movable, and which stand on a graduated rule for the purpose of readily changing and measuring the length of the part of the string between them.

4. Etymology: Old French, from Late Latin, from Greek monokhordon, from mono-, "one" + khord, "string".