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polygyny

 [pah-lij´ĭ-ne]
a form of marriage in which a man has two or more wives at the same time.

polygyny

/po·lyg·y·ny/ (pah-lij´ĭ-ne)
1. polygamy in which a man is married concurrently to more than one woman.
2. animal mating in which the male mates with more than one female.
3. union of two or more female pronuclei with one male pronucleus, resulting in polyploidy of the zygote.

polygyny

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

polygyny

Marriage to more than one woman, simultaneously.

polygyny

a system of POLYGAMY in which the male has several female mating partners at one time. Compare POLYANDRY.

polygyny

1. union of two or more female pronuclei with one male pronucleus, resulting in polyploidy of the zygote.
2. as a male, having more than one mate.
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However, in contemporary African societies, many people tend to shun the polygynous marriage practice as they adopt western ideals and Christian values which contradict African traditional practices (Zeitzen 2008:156).
Among the families above and among other interviewees, the connections of digital money sometimes exclude others such as half-siblings, the polygynous father, cowives, spouses, and in-laws.
While Beaman's work falls under the wide purview of qualitative research, her paper on polygamy does not undertake primary research within Bountiful or any other polygynous community (Beaman 2004).
If female coexistence occurs as documented in other polygynous cervids, then males should display greater frequency and intensity of aggression than females.
We also predicted annual male space use would increase with age and be greater than females due to polygynous mating.
Sexually transmitted diseases in polygynous mating systems: Prevalence and impact on reproductive success.
To make the proposal more concrete, imagine a polygynous family with one husband, Henry, and four wives, Abby, Becky, Cathy, and Dora.
For polygynous mammals, male dispersal is near-obligatory, whereas female dispersal patterns are nuanced, showing a mixed strategy of dispersal and philopatry (Johnson 1986).
For example, Opie's team classified the gray bamboo lemur, which has some variation in its mating habits, as both monogamous and polygynous, while Lukas' team classified this species as not monogamous.
39) The Appellant took the case on appeal on the basis that the exclusion of spouses in polygynous Muslim Marriage from the Intestate succession violated section 9(3) of the Constitution and therefore constitutes unfair discrimination.
A number of the respondents were in polygynous relationships and a few were sharing compound with the other wife (wives) of their husbands.
Most research has suggested that callionymids are non-territorial, polygynous spawners where male mating opportunities are controlled by dominance hierarchies, which in turn, are governed by body size.