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monogyny

[muh-noj-uh-nee] /məˈnɒdʒ ə ni/
noun
1.
the practice or condition of having only one wife at a time.
2.
(of a male animal) the condition of having one mate at a time.
3.
(in social insects) the condition of having one functioning queen in a colony.
4.
Botany. the condition of having one pistil.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; mono- + Greek -gynia, equivalent to gyn() woman, wife + -ia -y3
Related forms
monogynous, monogynic
[mon-uh-jin-ik] /ˌmɒn əˈdʒɪn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
monogynious, adjective
monogynist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for monogynous

monogyny

/mɒˈnɒdʒɪnɪ/
noun
1.
the custom of having only one female sexual partner over a period of time
Derived Forms
monogynist, noun
monogynous, adjective
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