polyandry

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noun poly·an·dry \ˈpä-lē-ˌan-drē\

Definition of polyandry

  1. :  the state or practice of having more than one husband or male mate at one time — compare polygamy, polygyny

polyandrous

play \ˌpä-lē-ˈan-drəs\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of polyandry

Greek polyandros, adjective, having many husbands, from poly- + andr-, anēr man, husband — more at andr-


First Known Use: 1780


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polyandry

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noun poly·an·dry \ˈpäl-ē-ˌan-drē\

Medical Definition of polyandry

plural

polyandries

  1. :  the state or practice of having more than one husband or male mate at one time—compare polygamy, polygyny

polyandrous

\ˌpäl-ē-ˈan-drəs\play adjective

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