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polygyny

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noun po·lyg·y·ny \-nē\

Definition of polygyny

  1. :  the state or practice of having more than one wife or female mate at a time — compare polyandry, polygamy



1780

First Known Use of polygyny

1780


Medical Dictionary

polygyny

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noun po·lyg·y·ny \pə-ˈlij-ə-nē\

Medical Definition of polygyny

plural po·lyg·y·nies

  1. :  the state or practice of having more than one wife or female mate at one time—compare polyandry, polygamy

  2. po·lyg·y·nous \-nəs\play adjective




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