polyandry


poly·an·dry

noun \ˈpä-lē-ˌan-drē\

Definition of POLYANDRY

:  the state or practice of having more than one husband or male mate at one time — compare polygamy, polygyny
poly·an·drous \ˌpä-lē-ˈan-drəs\ adjective

Origin of POLYANDRY

Greek polyandros, adjective, having many husbands, from poly- + andr-, anēr man, husband — more at andr-
First Known Use: 1780

Other Sociology Terms

bourgeois, ethos, eugenics, exurb, incommunicado, intelligentsia, megalopolis, metrosexual, mores, subculture

poly·an·dry

noun \ˈpäl-ē-ˌan-drē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural poly·an·dries

Medical Definition of POLYANDRY

: the state or practice of having more than one husband or male mate at one time—compare polygamy, polygyny
poly·an·drous \ˌpäl-ē-ˈan-drəs\ adjective

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