Monandry
Monandry Mo*nan"dry, n. [See {Monandria}.] The possession by a woman of only one husband at the same time; -- contrasted with polyandry. [1913 Webster]

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  • monandry — [mō nan′drē] n. 1. the state or practice of having only one male sex partner over a period of time 2. Bot. a monandrous condition …   English World dictionary

  • monandry — noun (plural dries) Etymology: mon + andry (as in polyandry) Date: 1855 a marriage form or custom in which a woman has only one husband at a time …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • monandry — protogynous hermaphrodites among which all males are sex reversed females. See also diandry …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • monandry — /meuh nan dree/, n. 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. [1850 55; MONANDR(OUS) + Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • monandry — n. marriage to one husband at a time; act of having sexual relationship with only one man at a time …   English contemporary dictionary

  • monandry — [mɒ nandri] noun 1》 Zoology a pattern of mating in which a female has only one mate at a time. 2》 Botany the state of having a single stamen. Derivatives monandrous adjective Origin C19: from mono single , on the pattern of polyandry …   English new terms dictionary

  • monandry — mo·nan·dry …   English syllables

  • monandry — mo•nan•dry [[t]məˈnæn dri[/t]] n. 1) the practice or condition of having one husband at a time 2) anb (of a female animal) the condition of having one mate at a time • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • monandry — The practice of having a single husband at a time …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • monandry — /məˈnændri/ (say muh nandree) noun the practice or the condition of having only one husband at a time. {monandr(ous) + y3} …   Australian English dictionary

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