monogamous etymology

English word monogamous comes from English mono- (One.), English -gamous

Detailed word origin of monogamous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mono- English (eng) One.
-gamous English (eng) Having the specified form of reproduction, or reproductive organs.. Having the specified number or form of marriage.
monogamous English (eng) (botany) monogamic; having a simple flower with united anthers.. (zoology) Having only one sexual partner at a time.. Being married to one person at a time.

Words with the same origin as monogamous

Descendants of mono-
mono monoalkene monoandry monochromatic monoculture monodactyl monofilament monofunctional monogonal monogram monoid monomethylamine monomicrobial monoparametric monophenol monophobia monoplegia monoprint monorubidium monoterminal monothecal monotheism monotungstate monoxide
Descendants of -gamous
agamous allogamous amphigamous anemogamous anisogamous autogamous bigamous bureaugamous cryptogamous endogamous hemigamous heterogamous hologamous homogamous hydrogamous hypergamous oogamous orthogamous polygamous pseudogamous trigamous xenogamous