- of, pertaining to, characterized by, or practicing polyandry; polyandric.
- Botany. having an indefinite number of stamens.
Origin of polyandrous
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Examples from the Web for polyandrous
If they really are polygamous and polyandrous, it is bad, but acceptable.The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories
Polyandrous, when it has many stamens, or more than a dozen.
Polyandrous, with numerous stamens (inserted on the receptacle), 100.
"And it's polyandrous--so a woman ought to have a good time--" she laughed.The Mountebank
William J. Locke
A man may be polygamous in one village, and be one of a polyandrous lot of men a few miles off.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
Word Origin and History for polyandrous
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to a species of animals in which the females mate with more than one male in a single breeding season.
- Relating to an angiosperm plant that has an indefinite number of stamens in its flowers.
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