polyandrous

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poly- +‎ -androus

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polyandrous (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to polyandry; engaging in polyandry.
    • 1934, Henry G. Lamond, An Aviary On The Plains, page 32:
      Why, she goes on, meeting another husband, lays another batch of eggs, leaves them and goes on her polyandrous way, flirting, fighting - oh, out on the razzle-dazzle generally.
    • "Nestled in this remote area of northwestern Nepal is a tiny settlement of ethnic Tibetan Buddhists, the land of the Nyinba, where UCLA anthropologist Nancy Levine found one of the last flourishing polyandrous populations, a society where women marry several men." — Los Angeles Times, December 25, 1988
  2. (botany) Belonging to the class Polyandria; having many stamens inserted in the receptacle.

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