monogynous
adjective Date: circa 1890 of, relating to, or living in monogyny

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  • Monogynous — Mo*nog y*nous, a. [Cf. F. monogyne.] (Bot.) Of or pertaining to {Monogynia}; having only one style or stigma. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monogynous — [mō näj′ə nəs, mənäj′ə nəs] adj. 1. of or characterized by monogyny 2. Bot. having one style or pistil * * * See monogynist. * * * …   Universalium

  • monogynous — [mō näj′ə nəs, mənäj′ə nəs] adj. 1. of or characterized by monogyny 2. Bot. having one style or pistil …   English World dictionary

  • monogynous — adj. of marriage with one woman at a time …   English contemporary dictionary

  • monogynous — mo·nog·y·nous …   English syllables

  • monogynous — adj. Bot. having only one pistil …   Useful english dictionary

  • monogyny — monogynous, monogynic /mon euh jin ik/, monogynious, adj. monogynist, n. /meuh noj euh nee/, n. 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… …   Universalium

  • Monogyny — Contents 1 Definition and Distinction 2 Evolutionary Significance 3 Examples 3.1 Monogyny in Ants and Honeybees …   Wikipedia

  • -gynous — comb. form Bot. forming adjectives meaning having specified female organs or pistils (monogynous). Etymology: Gk gunos f. gune woman * * * jənəs, |jīn , |gīn adjective combining form Etymology: New Latin gynus, from Greek gynos, from gynē woman… …   Useful english dictionary

  • monogynic — adjective having one head or chief wife at a time (along with concubines) • Syn: ↑monogynous • Similar to: ↑monogamous • Derivationally related forms: ↑monogyny, ↑monogyny (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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