[muh-nog-uh-muh s] /məˈnɒg ə məs/

practicing or advocating .
of or relating to .

“having but one wife or husband at a time,” 1770, from Medieval Latin monogamus, from Greek monogamos “marrying only once” (see monogamy).


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