Definition of Polyandrous

1. Adjective. Having more than one husband at a time.

Similar to: Polygamous
Derivative terms: Polyandry



Definition of Polyandrous

1. a. Belonging to the class Polyandria; having many stamens, or any number above twenty, inserted in the receptacle.

Definition of Polyandrous

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to polyandry. ¹

2. Adjective. (botany) Belonging to the class Polyandria; having many stamens inserted in the receptacle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polyandrous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Polyandrous

1. Belonging to the class Polyandria; having many stamens, or any number above twenty, inserted in the receptacle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Polyandrous Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Polyandrous Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Polyandrous

polyampholyte
polyampholytes
polyander
polyanders
polyandria
polyandrian
polyandrianism
polyandric
polyandries
polyandrion
polyandrious
polyandrism
polyandrist
polyandrists
polyandrium
polyandrous (current term)
polyandrum
polyandrums
polyandry
polyanetholesulfonate
polyangiitis
polyangle
polyangles
polyangular
polyaniline
polyanilines
polyanion
polyanionic
polyanions
polyanth

Literary usage of Polyandrous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of Human Marriage by Edward Westermarck (1922)
"Nevertheless various statements relating to polyandrous peoples rather support the view that intercourse between one woman and several men is unfavourable ..."

2. Second Book of Botany: A Practical Guide to the Observation and Study of Plants by Eliza Ann Youmans (1874)
"On polyandrous Stamens. We now take up the study of the flower at just the ... Separate those with indefinite stamens, and label them polyandrous (from poly ..."

3. Descriptive Botany: A Practical Guide to the Classification of Plants, with by Eliza Ann Youmans (1885)
"polyandrous Stamens. We now return to the study of the flower at the point where it was left in Schedule Seventh. The third column of this schedule, ..."

4. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (1864)
"I. ON THE polyandrous GENERA. In the 'Botanical Magazine' for April, 1856, ... In this list a polyandrous genus will be missed, which being referred by ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Polyandrous

Search for Polyandrous on Dictionary.com!Search for Polyandrous on Thesaurus.com!Search for Polyandrous on Google!Search for Polyandrous on Wikipedia!

Search