mo·nan·drous | \-rəs\

Definition of monandrous 

1 [ mon- + -androus ]

a of a plant : having flowers with a single stamen many orchids are monandrous

b of a flower : having a single stamen

2 [ Greek monandros, from mon- + -andros having (such or so many) men ] : of, relating to, or characterized by monandry a monandrous family system

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