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[pol-ee-an-dree, pol-ee-an-] /ˈpɒl iˌæn dri, ˌpɒl iˈæn-/

the practice or condition of having more than one husband at one time.
Compare (def 1).
(among female animals) the habit or system of having two or more mates, either simultaneously or successively.
Botany. the state of being .
the practice or condition of being married to more than one husband at the same time Compare polygamy
the practice in animals of a female mating with more than one male during one breeding season
the condition in flowers of having a large indefinite number of stamens

1767, nativized form of polyandria. Related: Polyandrist.
polyandry [(pol-ee-an-dree)]

A practice in which women have two or more husbands at the same time. A rare form of polygamy, polyandry is practiced by only a few cultures. (Compare monogamy.)


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