Definition of monandry in English:

monandry

noun

  • 1Zoology
    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. 1.1The custom of having only one husband at a time.
  • 2Botany
    The state of having a single stamen.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from mono- single, on the pattern of words such as polyandry.

Pronunciation:

monandry

/mɒˈnandri/