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Related to polyandry: fraternal polyandry
a form of marriage in which one woman has two or more husbands at the same time.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. The condition or practice of having more than one husband at one time.
2. Zoology A mating pattern in which a female mates with more than one male in a single breeding season.
pol′y·an′drous (-ăn′drəs) adj.
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polyandryA form of polygamy in which a woman has two or more husbands at the same time.
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polyandryMarriage to more than one man, simultaneously.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
polyandrya system of POLYGAMY in which the female has several mating partners at one time. Compare POLYGYNY.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005