polyandry etymology

English word polyandry comes from English poly- (Many. Polymer.), English -andry

Detailed word origin of polyandry

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
poly- English (eng) Many. Polymer.
-andry English (eng) Male mate(s), husband(s). Male reproductive organ(s); (especially in, _, botany) : stamen(s). Man, men; male(s).
polyandry English (eng) (general): Sexual relations with plural males, by a female or a male, human or non-human, within or without marriage.. (zoological): The mating pattern whereby a female copulates with plural males.. The having of a plurality of husbands at the same time; usually, the marriage of a woman to more than one man, or the practice of having several husbands, at the same time.

Words with the same origin as polyandry

Descendants of poly-
polyamorous polyamory polyangular polycarbonate polycarpic polydeism polydiverse polyembryo polyester polyethylene polyfoam polygamous polyglandular polygraph polyketide polymer polyneuritis polyphonic polyphony polypropylene polystyrene polysulfone resin polyurethane polyvinyl styrofoam
Descendants of -andry
gynandrous gynandry misandric misandry monoandry pseudandry