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[muh-nog-uh-muh s]
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  1. practicing or advocating monogamy.
  2. of or relating to monogamy.
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Origin of monogamous

1760–70; < Late Latin monogamus < Greek monógamos marrying only once. See mono-, -gamous
Related formsmo·nog·a·mous·ly, adverbmo·nog·a·mous·ness, nounnon·mo·nog·a·mous, adjectivenon·mo·nog·a·mous·ly, adverb
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"having but one wife or husband at a time," 1770, from Medieval Latin monogamus, from Greek monogamos "marrying only once" (see monogamy).

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