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monandrous

[muh-nan-druh s]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characterized by monandry.
  2. Botany.
    1. (of a flower) having only one stamen.
    2. (of a plant) having such flowers.

Origin of monandrous

From the Greek word mónandros, dating back to 1800–10. See mon-, -androus
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Historical Examples

  • We belong, to speak plainly, to a species of animals which nature intends to be monogamous and monandrous.

    Freeland

    Theodor Hertzka


British Dictionary definitions for monandrous

monandrous

adjective
  1. having or preferring only one male sexual partner over a period of time
  2. (of plants) having flowers with only one stamen
  3. (of flowers) having only one stamen
Derived Formsmonandry, noun

Word Origin

C19: from mono- + -androus
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