monogyny
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1876 the state or custom of having only one wife at a time

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  • Monogyny — Mo*nog y*ny, n. [See {Monogynia}.] 1. Marriage with the one woman only. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The state or condition of being monogynous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monogyny — [mō näj′ənē] n. [ MONO + GYNY] the practice or state of being married to only one woman at a time …   English World dictionary

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

  • monogyny — n. [Gr. monos, one; gyne, woman] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) The existence of only one functional queen in a nest; see polygyny …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 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 — noun /məˈnɒdʒɪnɪ/ a) The practice of having one wife at the same time. b) The condition in ants of having only one queen at a time. Ant: polygyny …   Wiktionary

  • monogyny — mÉ™ nÉ‘dÊ’É™nɪ / nÉ’d n. marriage to one woman at a time …   English contemporary dictionary

  • monogyny — mo·nog·y·ny …   English syllables

  • monogyny — mo•nog•y•ny [[t]məˈnɒdʒ ə ni[/t]] n. 1) ant the practice or condition of having only one wife at a time 2) zool. zool. the condition of having only one female mate at a time • Etymology: 1875 80 …   From formal English to slang

  • monogyny — /mɒˈnɒdʒəni/ (say mo nojuhnee) noun the practice or the condition of having only one wife at a time. {mono + Greek gynia, from gynē woman} …   Australian English dictionary

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