- the state of being homogamous.
- interbreeding of individuals with like characteristics.
Origin of homogamy
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Isolation, then, is a genus, of which Apogamy and Homogamy are species.
For the sake, however, of securing more descriptive terms, I will coin the words Apogamy and Homogamy.
In the former case there arises Homogamy, and in the latter case there arises Apogamy.
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Word Origin and History for homogamy
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- Reproduction within a group that perpetuates qualities or traits that distinguish the group from a larger group of which it is part.inbreeding
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