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polygamic

[pol-ee-gam-ik] /ˌpɒl iˈgæm ɪk/
adjective
Origin of polygamic
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; polygam(y) + -ic
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  • Side by side with these long secular changes, he evolved the family, communal or patriarchal, polygamic or monogamous.

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