[muh-nog-uh-mee] /məˈnɒg ə mi/
marriage with only one person at a time.
Compare , .
Zoology. the practice of having only one mate.
the practice of marrying only once during life.
the state or practice of having only one husband or wife over a period of time Compare bigamy, polygamy (sense 1), digamy
(zoology) the practice of having only one mate
1610s, from French monogamie, from Late Latin monogamia, from Greek monogamia, from monogamos “marrying only once,” from monos “single, alone” (see mono-) + gamos “marriage” (see gamete).
monogamy mo·nog·a·my (mə-nŏg’ə-mē)
A form of marriage in which one man is united with one woman. (Compare polyandry and polygamy.)
[mon-uh-jee-nee-uh n] /ˌmɒn əˈdʒi ni ən/ noun 1. any trematode of the order Monogenea, mostly ectoparasites on fish, amphibians, and turtles.
[mon-uh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌmɒn əˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/ noun 1. the hypothetical descent of the human race from a single pair of individuals. 2. Biology. the hypothetical descent of all living things from a single cell. /ˌmɒnəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/ noun 1. the hypothetical descent of all organisms from a single cell or organism 2. asexual reproduction in animals 3. the […]
[mon-oh-juh-net-ik] /ˌmɒn oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to monogenesis; monogenous. 2. (of certain trematode worms) having only one generation in the life cycle, without an intermediate asexual generation. /ˌmɒnəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or showing monogenesis 2. of or relating to parasitic animals, such as some flukes, that complete their life […]
[mon-uh-jen-ik] /ˌmɒn əˈdʒɛn ɪk/ adjective 1. Biology. bearing either only males or only females. 2. Genetics. pertaining to a character controlled by one pair of genes. /ˌmɒnəʊˈdʒɛnɪk/ adjective 1. (genetics) of or relating to an inherited character difference that is controlled by a single gene 2. (of animals) producing offspring of one sex monogenic mon·o·gen·ic […]