monogyny etymology

English word monogyny comes from English mono- (One.), English -gyny

Detailed word origin of monogyny

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mono- English (eng) One.
-gyny English (eng) (botany) a situation with respect to female plant organs. (botany) having a specified number or type of female plant organs. The state of having a specific number of wives.
monogyny English (eng) The condition in ants of having only one queen at a time.. The practice of having one wife at a time.

Words with the same origin as monogyny

Descendants of mono-
mono monoalkene monoandry monochromatic monoculture monodactyl monofilament monofunctional monogamous monogonal monogram monoid monomethylamine monomicrobial monoparametric monophenol monophobia monoplegia monoprint monorubidium monoterminal monothecal monotheism monotungstate monoxide
Descendants of -gyny
androgyny epigyny philogyny proterogynous protogyny