Noun(1) polygamy in which a woman has more than one husband at a time
(1) From then on, polygyny (one man with several wives) replaced polyandry (one woman with several husbands) as a marital practice.(2) Cichlids also employ polyandry , in which females mate with several males.(3) Polygyny and polyandry are not allowed, and it is forbidden to marry close family and kin members.(4) So maybe you want to democratise polyandry and polygamy, if that's what you want to do, that's fine, but I mean I'm not sure necessarily that the idea of multiculturalism actually is something that needs to be actively embraced.(5) The polyandry of female Uta may be a strategy to obtain genes to produce both high quality sons and daughters.(6) In the rare mating system called polyandry , the female breeds with several males, which then raise the offspring alone.(7) One version of polygamy, polyandry - the marriage of a woman with more than one husband - is very rare.(8) We discuss our findings with respect to proximate and ultimate hypotheses regarding the causes and significance of polyandry in female birds.(9) Most marriages are monogamous, although fraternal polyandry (having more than one husband) is permitted and is even considered to be prestigious.(10) Most offspring were from monogamous pairs, but a few cases consistent with polygyny by males or sequential polyandry by females were also found.(11) Approximately 30 birds occupied the Triangle G lagoon, and three families from one polyandrous group (one female, two males) from 1997 were also included in our analyses.(12) The female of this species is polyandrous and may lay more than one clutch of eggs.(13) However, different investigators have used the term ├ö├ç├┐monogamy├ö├ç├û to describe both concepts, whereas in reality they are not synonymous: social monogamy can occur with monogamous, polygynous, and polyandrous mating strategies.(14) Then the hypothesis to be tested is whether differences among species in sexual dimorphism are related to the underlying genetic mating systems, perhaps with the most dimorphic species also being the most polyandrous .(15) I suspect that even fewer American men would be inclined to enter into polyandrous (one woman, many men) marriages.
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