1. monohybrid

noun. a hybrid produced by crossing parents that are homozygous except for a single gene locus that has two alleles (as in Mendel's experiments with garden peas).


  • cross
  • crossbreed


  • good-natured
  • lengthwise
  • uncross

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Example sentences of the word monohybrid

1. Adjective
A monohybrid genetic cross centers around only one trait that is different in the two parent plants.

2. Noun, singular or mass
In this particular monohybrid cross, there is a fifty-fifty chance that any given child will have a widow's peak.