[ muh-noj-uh-nee ]
/ məˈnɒdʒ ə ni /
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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OTHER WORDS FROM monogynymo·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
/ (mɒˈnɒdʒɪnɪ) /
the custom of having only one female sexual partner over a period of time
Derived forms of monogynymonogynist, nounmonogynous, adjective
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