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1. The practice or condition of having only one wife at a time.
a. A mating pattern in which a male mates with one female in a single breeding season.
b. The condition of having only one queen. Used of an insect colony.
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|Adj.||1.||monogynous - having one head or chief wife at a time (along with concubines)|
monogamous - (used of relationships and of individuals) having one mate; "monogamous marriage"; "monogamous for life"
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