Syndyasmian Syn`dy*as"mi*an, a. [Gr. syndyasmo`s a pairing, fr. syndya`zein to pair.] Pertaining to the state of pairing together sexually; -- said of animals during periods of procreation and while rearing their offspring. --Morgan. [1913 Webster]

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  • syndyasmian — /sin di azˈmi ən or dī / (anthropology) adjective Pairing, applied to a form of family founded on a loose temporary marriage ORIGIN: Gr syndyasmos coupling …   Useful english dictionary

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