Synonyms
Etymology

1. monotreme

noun. the most primitive mammals comprising the only extant members of the subclass Prototheria.

Synonyms

  • echidna
  • egg-laying mammal
  • Ornithorhynchus anatinus
  • anteater
  • platypus
  • duckbill
  • duck-billed platypus
  • prototherian
  • spiny anteater

Etymology

  • -treme (English)
  • trema (Latin)
  • mono- (English)
  • μόνος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Sentences with monotreme


1. Noun, singular or mass
There are only five surviving monotreme species and all can be found in either Australia or New Guinea.

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