a combining form with the meaning “having gametes or reproductive organs” of the kind specified by the initial element: heterogamous; also forming adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -gamy: endogamous.
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Origin of -gamous
From Greek -gamos “marrying”; see -ous
Words nearby -gamous
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British Dictionary definitions for -gamous
adj combining form
denoting marrying or uniting sexuallymonogamous
Word Origin for -gamous
from Greek gamos; see -gamy
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Medical definitions for -gamous
Having a specified number of mates:monogamous.
Having a specified kind of reproduction or reproductive organs:heterogamous.
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