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polygyny

po·lyg·y·ny

polygyny

pronunciation:
p lI j ni
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: the practice or state of having two or more wives at the same time.
derivation: polygynist (n.)
Word Parts
The word polygyny contains the following parts:
gyn, gyno, gyne, gynec, gyneco Greek root that means woman, female
synonyms:
fem, femin