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1. The state or practice of having one husband at a time.
2. Zoology A mating pattern in which a female mates with only one male in a single breeding season.
3. Botany The condition of being monandrous.
1. the practice or condition of having one husband at a time.
2. (of a female animal) the condition of having one mate at a time.
the custom of marriage to only one man at a time. — monandrous, adj.See also: Marriage