Polyandry

Mating of a single female with several males.

Polyandry

Polyandry (-; from πολυ- poly-, `many` and ἀνήρ anēr, `man`) is a form of polygamy whereby a woman takes two or more husbands at the same time. Polyandry is contrasted with polygyny, involving one male and two or more females. Polyandry is also distinct from group marriage, involving plural participants of each sex. According to the ...
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polyandry

(from the article `hymenopteran`) ...building a nest or feeding and tending the brood. The continued survival of the colony results from the fact that young queens replace the old and ... ...the death. When the surviving virgin is about a week old, she soars off on her mating flight. To maintain genetic diversity within a colony, a ... ...
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polyandry

(pol″e-an´dre) a form of marriage in which one woman has two or more husbands at the same time.
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polyandry

[n] - having more than one husband at a time
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Polyandry

• (n.) The possession by a woman of more than one husband at the same time; -- contrasted with monandry.
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polyandry

noun having more than one husband at a time
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Polyandry

Pol`y·an'dry noun [ Poly- + Greek ..., ..., man, male: confer French polyandrie .] The possession by a woman of more than one husband at the same time; -- contrasted with monandry . » In law, this falls under the head of polygamy.
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polyandry

1. <plant biology> Describes the condition of a plant whose flowers have many stamens (male pollen-producing structures). ... 2. Describes the practice of a woman having two or more husbands at the same time. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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Polyandry

A form of marriage in which a woman may simultaneously have two or more husbands.
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Polyandry

a form of marriage joining one female with two or more males
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polyandry

marriage of a woman to two or more men at the same time; the term derives from the Greek polys, `many,` and anr, andros, `man.` When the husbands in ... [2 related articles]
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Polyandry

One female mates with two or more males. Also see Polygyny and Polygamy.
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polyandry

polyandrous, polyandry 1. A reference to a female who mates with several males; having more than one husband or having several husbands. 2. Literally having many male sexual partners. 3. In botany, having numerous stamens.
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polyandry

polyandry 1. The civil condition of having more husbands than one for the same woman; a social order permitting plurality of husbands. 2. An animal-mating system seen in polygamous species, in which the female mates with more than one male. 3. The dominance of a female over many males.
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Polyandry

Polyandry is the custom of a wife having several husbands.
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polyandry

polyandry, polyandrous The marriage of a woman to several (more than two) men at the same time.
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polyandry

polyandry: see marriage.
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polyandry

System whereby a woman has more than one husband at the same time. It is found in various parts of the world, for example, in Madagascar, Malaysia, and certain Pacific isles, and among certain Inuit and American Indian groups. In Tibet and parts of India, polyandry takes the form of the marriage of one woman to several brothers, as a means of keepi...
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Polyandry

The condition of a female having more than one mate in a breeding cycle.
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Polyandry

The mating system in which one female mates with more than one male.
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