Definition of monogyne in English:

monogyne

Syllabification: mon·o·gyne
Pronunciation: /ˈmänəˌjin
 
/

adjective

Entomology
(Of a social insect) having only one egg-laying queen in each colony.
More example sentences
  • Colonies of the monogyne form of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta actively defend exclusive foraging areas with distinct boundaries.
  • Colonies of the monogyne type are headed by a single egg-laying queen, whereas those of the polygyne type contain multiple queens.
  • The genotypic pattern associated with each social form is remarkably simple: monogyne colonies harbor only the B allelic variant of Gp - 9, whereas polygyne colonies harbor both the B variant and b-like variants.

Origin

from mono- 'one' + Greek gunē 'woman, wife'.

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