1. with regard to animals, a mating system wherein a female mates with more than one male but a male mates with only one female. 2. marriage of a woman to two or more husbands at the same time, that is an approved tradition in particular societies.

POLYANDRY: "The presence of polyandry surprised me as I am not accustomed to such family units where I come from."
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