Meaning of polyandry


Pronunciation: (pol'ē-an"drē, pol"ē-an'-), [key]
— n.
  1. the practice or condition of having more than one husband at one time. Cf.(def. 1).
  2. (among female animals) the habit or system of having two or more mates, either simultaneously or successively.
  3. the state of being polyandrous.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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