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A pattern of mating in which a female has only one mate at a time.
- ‘These females were prevented from remating and hence experienced forced monandry.’
- 1.1 The custom of having only one husband at a time.
The state of having a single stamen.
Mid 19th century: from mono- ‘single’, on the pattern of words such as polyandry.
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