monandry

[muh-nan-dree]

noun

the practice or condition of having one husband at a time.
(of a female animal) the condition of having one mate at a time.

Nearby words

  1. monadnock,
  2. monadology,
  3. monaghan,
  4. monal,
  5. monandrous,
  6. monanthous,
  7. monarch,
  8. monarch butterfly,
  9. monarchal,
  10. monarchianism

Origin of monandry

First recorded in 1850–55; monandr(ous) + -y3

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