Definitions for monogamous
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word monogamous
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mo•nog•a•myməˈnɒg ə mi(n.)
the practice or condition of having only one spouse at a time.
Ref: Compare bigamy, polygamy (def. 1). 1
Zool. the condition of having only one mate at a time.
Category: Animal Behavior
the practice of marrying only once during life.
Ref: Compare digamy .
Origin of monogamy:
1605–15; < LL < Gk monogamía. See mono -, -gamy
(used of relationships and of individuals) having one mate
"monogamous marriage"; "monogamous for life"
Being married to one person at a time.
Having only one sexual partner at a time.
monogamic; having a simple flower with united anthers.
upholding, or practicing, monogamy
same as Monogamian
mating with but one of the opposite sex; -- said of birds and mammals
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