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mo·nog·a·my

(mŏ-nog'ă-mē),
The marriage or mating system in which each partner has but one mate.
[mono- + G. gamos, marriage]

monogamy

(mə-nŏg′ə-mē)
n.
1. The practice or condition of having a single sexual partner during a period of time.
2.
a. The practice or condition of being married to only one person at a time.
b. The practice of marrying only once in a lifetime.
3. Zoology The condition of having only one mate during a breeding season or during the breeding life of a pair.

mo·nog′a·mist n.
mo·nog′a·mous adj.
mo·nog′a·mous·ly adv.

monogamy

(1) A  mating system in which one female and one male bond only with each other.
(2) The state of having one partner or mate.

monogamy

The state of having one spouse or mate

mo·nog·a·my

(mŏn-og'ă-mē)
The marriage or mating system in which each partner has but one mate.
[mono- + G. gamos, marriage]

monogamy

a state where a single male pairs with a single female in a partnership that may last for several seasons or life. Monogamy is common in birds such as swans, but rare in mammals.
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