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homogamous

[hoh-mog-uh-muh s]
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adjective
  1. Botany.
    1. having flowers or florets that do not differ sexually (opposed to heterogamous).
    2. having the stamens and pistils maturing simultaneously (opposed to dichogamous).
  2. Biology. pertaining to the interbreeding of individuals with like characteristics.

Origin of homogamous

First recorded in 1835–45; homo- + -gamous
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Word Origin and History for homogamous

adj.

1811, from homogamy + -ous.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper