Confused and have questions? We’ve got answers. With Chegg Study, you can get step-by-step solutions to your questions from an expert in the field. If you rather get 1:1 study help, try 30 minutes of free online tutoring with Chegg Tutors.

Monster

From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

monster

1. Something of unnatural size, shape, or quality; a prodigy; an enormity; a marvel. A monster or marvel. (Chaucer)

2. Specifically, an animal or plant departing greatly from the usual type, as by having too many limbs.

3. Any thing or person of unnatural or excessive ugliness, deformity, wickedness, or cruelty.

Origin: OE. Monstre, F. Monstre, fr. L. Monstrum, orig, a divine omen, indicating misfortune; akin of monstrare to show, point out, indicate, and monere to warn. See Monition, and cf. Demonstrate, Muster.