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monogamous

[muh-nog-uh-muh s] /məˈnɒg ə məs/
adjective
1.
practicing or advocating monogamy.
2.
of or pertaining to monogamy.
Also, monogamic.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; < Late Latin monogamus < Greek monógamos marrying only once. See mono-, -gamous
Related forms
monogamously, adverb
monogamousness, noun
nonmonogamous, adjective
nonmonogamously, adverb
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Examples from the web for monogamous
  • Whether they are more unstable than monogamous marriages may be hard to say.
  • What makes it unusual among mammals is that it is both sociable and monogamous.
  • Titi monkeys are one of the only species of primate that are monogamous, gibbons being one of the only other ones.
  • Unlike most other fish, they are monogamous and mate for life.
  • Laughing kookaburras are monogamous, territorial birds that nest in tree holes.
  • The proportion of each litter surviving to weaning was three times greater in the multiple maters than in their monogamous peers.
  • They classified the marriages in question as either monogamous or polygamous.
  • Zebra finches are monogamous songbirds from Australia that fly in large flocks.
  • In investing, you don't want to be monogamous.
  • The real question is whether he is completely monogamous.
Word Origin and History for monogamous
adj.

"having but one wife or husband at a time," 1770, from Medieval Latin monogamus, from Greek monogamos "marrying only once" (see monogamy).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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