Meaning of monogyny

mo•nog•y•ny

Pronunciation: (mu-noj'u-nē), [key]
— n.
  1. the practice or condition of having only one wife at a time.
  2. (of a male animal) the condition of having one mate at a time.
  3. (in social insects) the condition of having one functioning queen in a colony.
  4. the condition of having one pistil.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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