polygamous etymology

English word polygamous comes from English poly- (Many. Polymer.), English -gamous

Detailed word origin of polygamous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
poly- English (eng) Many. Polymer.
-gamous English (eng) Having the specified form of reproduction, or reproductive organs.. Having the specified number or form of marriage.
polygamous English (eng) (botany) Exhibiting polygamy.. Of, relating to, or practicing polygamy.

Words with the same origin as polygamous

Descendants of poly-
polyamorous polyamory polyangular polycarbonate polycarpic polydeism polydiverse polyembryo polyester polyethylene polyfoam polyglandular polygraph polyketide polymer polyneuritis polyphonic polyphony polypropylene polystyrene polysulfone resin polyurethane polyvinyl styrofoam
Descendants of -gamous
agamous allogamous amphigamous anemogamous anisogamous autogamous bigamous bureaugamous cryptogamous endogamous hemigamous heterogamous hologamous homogamous hydrogamous hypergamous monogamous oogamous orthogamous pseudogamous trigamous xenogamous