polyandry

 /ˈpɒlɪændrɪ/


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
pol•y•an•dry /ˈpɑliˌændri, ˌpɑliˈændri/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]
the practice of having more than one husband at the same time.
See -andro-.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

polyandry /ˈpɒlɪˌændrɪ/ n
  1. the practice or condition of being married to more than one husband at the same time
  2. the practice in animals of a female mating with more than one male during one breeding season
  3. the condition in flowers of having a large indefinite number of stamens
Etymology: 18th Century: from Greek poluandria, from poly- + -andria from anēr man

ˌpolyˈandrous adj



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