monogamous definition

  • adjective:
    • becoming hitched to at least one individual at the same time.
    • Having only 1 sexual lover at any given time.
    • monogamic; having an easy flower with united anthers.
    • Upholding, or practicing, monogamy.
    • Identical To Monogamian.
    • Mating with but the opposite gender; -- stated of birds and mammals.
    • (used of interactions and of people) having one mate
  • others:
    • Practising or supporting the principle of monogamy.
    • Marrying only one time —that is, perhaps not remarrying after the loss of the partner: against digamous.
    • Marrying only one at any given time: in opposition to bigamous or polygamous.
    • Of or regarding monogamy: as, monogamous doctrines or customs.
    • In zoology, having one spouse; staying in pairs: because, a monogamous family of birds.
    • In botany, having individual blossoms with united anthers, as in Lobelia.

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