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mo·nan·drous

 (mə-năn′drəs)
adj.
1. Botany Having flowers bearing a single stamen, as in certain orchids.
2. Of, relating to, or characterized by monandry.

monandrous

(mɒˈnændrəs)
adj
1. (Biology) having or preferring only one male sexual partner over a period of time
2. (Botany) (of plants) having flowers with only one stamen
3. (Botany) (of flowers) having only one stamen
[C19: from mono- + -androus]
moˈnandry n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.monandrous - having only one husband at a timemonandrous - having only one husband at a time  
monogamous - (used of relationships and of individuals) having one mate; "monogamous marriage"; "monogamous for life"
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In monandrous species in which a female mates only once in her life time, the benefit for early-matured males is obvious, as the first male to arrive and successfully mate with a virgin female sires all of her offspring.
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In contrast, females are strictly monandrous although there are some reported cases of multiply mated queens [20].
No small mature males were collected, indicating that Hawaiian grouper are monandrous (all males are sex-changed females).
This self-consistent and precise deposition of pollinia on the same part of a vector's may be of even greater importance to reproductive success in monandrous orchids as they produce true pollinaria.
1480 species of silk moths in the family Saturniidae have been studied in relation to polyandry because it is generally thought that they are uniformly monandrous (W.
The opposite pattern was detected for the monandrous butterfly Parage aegeria; males responded more strongly when grown under limited-food conditions and matured smaller than females, and an opposite shift in dimorphism was detected.
Heliconius erato females, like other erato group Heliconius, are virtually monandrous (Dunlap-Pianka et al.
oblique are monandrous. Two different views exist concerning female mating strategies.