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(English) A reproductive system in which each member of a heterosexual pair spawns only with the other member of that pair. "Permanent" monogamy indicates pairing is life-long; "temporary" monogamy indicates pairing for long terms, but less than life-long. The latter grades into sequential polygamy. (See also: polygamy)

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