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monogyny

[ muh-noj-uh-nee ]
/ məˈnɒdʒ ə ni /
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noun
the practice or condition of having only one wife at a time.
(of a male animal) the condition of having one mate at a time.
(in social insects) the condition of having one functioning queen in a colony.
Botany. the condition of having one pistil.
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Origin of monogyny

1875–80; mono- + Greek -gynia, equivalent to gyn() woman, wife + -ia-y3

OTHER WORDS FROM monogyny

mo·nog·y·nous, mon·o·gyn·ic [mon-uh-jin-ik], /ˌmɒn əˈdʒɪn ɪk/, mon·o·gyn·i·ous, adjectivemo·nog·y·nist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for monogyny

monogyny
/ (mɒˈnɒdʒɪnɪ) /

noun
the custom of having only one female sexual partner over a period of time

Derived forms of monogyny

monogynist, nounmonogynous, adjective
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