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polyandrous

[ pol-ee-an-druhs ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈæn drəs /
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adjective
of, pertaining to, characterized by, or practicing polyandry; polyandric.
Botany. having an indefinite number of stamens.
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Origin of polyandrous

First recorded in 1820–30, polyandrous is from the Greek word polyándros having many husbands. See poly-, -androus
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Scientific definitions for polyandrous

polyandrous
[ pŏl′ē-ăndrəs ]

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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