Definition of monandry in English:


Syllabification: mo·nan·dry
Pronunciation: /ˈmänˌandrē, məˈnan


1The custom of having only one husband at a time.
2 Botany The state of having a single stamen.


mid 19th century: from mono- 'single', on the pattern of words such as polyandry.



Pronunciation: /məˈnandrəs/
More example sentences
  • All species studied are monandrous orchids, therefore the number of pollen presented in the Table 2 corresponds to the number of pollen grains per flower.
  • Longevity of monandrous females was not related to female body weight, nor was there any relationship between degree of polyandry and female body weight.
  • It is a predominantly monandrous species in which a reduced frequency of polyandry has proved to be modulated by both genetic and environmental or physiological factors.

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