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[pol-ee-an-druh s] /ˌpɒl iˈæn drəs/

of, pertaining to, characterized by, or practicing ; polyandric.
Botany. having an indefinite number of stamens.

1764, in botany, “having numerous stamens,” from poly- + stem of aner “man, husband” (see anthropo-). From 1854 of humans, “having more than one husband.” Greek polyandros meant “numerous” (of persons), “populous” (of places); polyanor meant “of many husbands.”


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