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monandrous

[muh-nan-druh s] /məˈnæn drəs/
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
1800-1810
From the Greek word mónandros, dating back to 1800-10. See mon-, -androus
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  • 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

/mɒˈnændrəs/
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 Forms
monandry, noun
Word Origin
C19: from mono- + -androus
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