monandry

monandry

[muh-nan-dree]
noun
1.
the practice or condition of having one husband at a time.
2.
(of a female animal) the condition of having one mate at a time.

Origin:
1850–55; monandr(ous) + -y3

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monandrous (mɒˈnændrəs)
 
adj
1.  having or preferring only one male sexual partner over a period of time
2.  (of plants) having flowers with only one stamen
3.  (of flowers) having only one stamen
 
[C19: from mono- + -androus]
 
mo'nandry
 
n

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