diandry


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Related to diandry: euploid, autopolyploid

diandry

(daɪˈændrɪ)
n
1. biology the phenomenon in which an egg is fertilized either by two sperm or by a diploid sperm, thus making the fertilized egg triploid, resulting in early miscarriage
2. (Sociology) the practice of having two husbands
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Diandry appears to be better represented among small-bodied species and genera, whereas monandry exemplified by Hawaiian grouper is consistent with the general pattern for large-bodied groupers.