Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Noting the pairing of animals or their paired state; nuptial; gamic; pertaining to the sexual relation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to the state of pairing together sexually; -- said of animals during periods of procreation and while rearing their offspring.

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  • adjective Pertaining to the state of pairing together sexually; said of animals during periods of procreation and while rearing their offspring.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek

Examples

  • They were still a breech-cloth people, wearing this rag of barbarism as the unmistakable evidence of their condition; and the family was in the syndyasmian or pairing form, with separation at any moment at the option of either party.

    Houses and House-Life of the American Aborigines

  • In savagery and in the Older and the Middle Period of barbarism the family was in the syndyasmian or pairing form into which it had passed from a previous lower form.

    Houses and House-Life of the American Aborigines

  • In the Middle Status of barbarism the Indian tribes began to change descent from the female line to the male, as die syndyasmian family of the period began to assume monogamian characteristics.

    Houses and House-Life of the American Aborigines

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  • Marked by a loose temporary pair-bonding or one-night stand. (From The Phrontistery)

    July 6, 2008

  • On wedding days I often share

    The feelings of the nuptial pair.

    The mood that it has me in

    Is so syndiasmian

    I nidificate with the table ware.

    March 1, 2016