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From Late Latin polygamia, from Ancient Greek πολυγαμία (polygamia), itself from πολύγαμος (polugamos, “married to many”), from πολύς (polus, “many”) + γάμος (gamos, “marriage”). Relates to modern prefix & suffix poly- + -gamy.
- (botany) A Linnæan class of plants, characterized by having both hermaphrodite and unisexual flowers on the same plant.
- (botany) A name given by Linnæus to file orders of plants having syngenesious flowers.
Declension of polygamia (type kulkija)