monogynous

adjective

mo·​nog·​y·​nous mə-ˈnä-jə-nəs How to pronounce monogynous (audio)
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: of, relating to, or living in monogyny

Word History

Etymology

mono- + -gynous, after monogyny

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monogynous was circa 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Monogynous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monogynous. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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