polygyny


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po·lyg·y·ny

 (pə-lĭj′ə-nē)
n.
1. The condition or practice of having more than one wife at one time.
2. Zoology
a. A mating pattern in which a male mates with more than one female in a single breeding season.
b. The condition of having more than one queen. Used of an insect colony.

po·lyg′y·nous adj.

polygyny

(pəˈlɪdʒɪnɪ)
n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the practice or condition of being married to more than one wife at the same time. Compare polygamy
2. (Zoology) the practice in animals of a male mating with more than one female during one breeding season
3. (Botany) the condition in flowers of having many carpels
[C18: from poly- + -gyny, from Greek gunē a woman]
poˈlygynist n
poˈlygynous adj

po•lyg•y•ny

(pəˈlɪdʒ ə ni)

n.
the practice or condition of having more than one wife at one time.
[1770–80; < Greek polygýnaios having many wives]
po•lyg′y•nist, n.
po•lyg′y•nous, adj.

polygyny

the practice of having two or more wives at a time. — polygynous, polygynious, adj.
See also: Marriage
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polygyny - having more than one wife at a time
polygamy - having more than one spouse at a time
Translations
mnogoženstvopoliginijavišeženstvo
一夫多妻
mnogoženstvovišeženstvo
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