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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Parental origin and phenotype of triploidy in spontaneous abortions: predominance of diandry and association with the partial hydatidiform mole.
A few species, such as the Epinephelus coioides and the Epinephelus andersoni, are diandry, where the males can either develop from the females or they can develop directly from the juvenile phase [10-12].
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.