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monandrous

[ muh-nan-druhs ]
/ məˈnæn drəs /
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adjective
of, relating to, or characterized by monandry.
Botany.
  1. (of a flower) having only one stamen.
  2. (of a plant) having such flowers.
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Origin of monandrous

First recorded in 1800–10; from Greek mónandros “having (only) one husband”; see mon-, -androus
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How to use monandrous in a sentence

  • 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
having or preferring only one male sexual partner over a period of time
(of plants) having flowers with only one stamen
(of flowers) having only one stamen

Derived forms of monandrous

monandry, noun

Word Origin for monandrous

C19: from mono- + -androus
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