polyandry

noun poly·an·dry \ 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

polyandrous

play \ˌpä-lē-ˈan-drəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of polyandry

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


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polyandry

noun poly·an·dry \ ˈpäl-ē-ˌan-drē \

medical Definition of polyandry

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

polyandrous

play \ˌpäl-ē-ˈan-drəs\ adjective

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