polyandry

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poly- +‎ -andry.

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polyandry (uncountable)

  1. (marital): The having of a plurality of husbands at the same time; usually, the marriage of a woman to more than one man, or the practice of having several husbands, at the same time.
  2. (zoological): The mating pattern whereby a female copulates with plural males.
  3. (general): Sexual relations with plural males, by a female or a male, human or non-human, within or without marriage.

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