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polyandry

pol·y·an·dry

polyandry

 
pronunciation:
pa li aen dri [or] pa li aen dri
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the practice or condition of having more than one husband at a time. (Cf. monandry.)
definition 2: in botany, the condition of having a large and variable number of stamens per flower.
definition 3: in zoology, the mating of a female with more than one male, esp. the bearing of progeny fertilized by more than one male.
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derivations: polyandric (adj.), polyandrist (n.)
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