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polygynous

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (P)
No Taxon polygynous
Explanation of Names
Greek polys, many; plus Greek gyne, female.
Identification
polygynous adjective - in eusocial insects, colonies which possess multiple reproducing females (queens).