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endogamy

[en-dog-uh-mee]
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noun
  1. marriage within a specific tribe or similar social unit.Compare exogamy(def 1).
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Origin of endogamy

First recorded in 1860–65; endo- + -gamy
Related formsen·dog·a·mous, en·do·gam·ic [en-doh-gam-ik] /ˌɛn doʊˈgæm ɪk/, adjective
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endogamy

noun
  1. anthropol marriage within one's own tribe or similar unitCompare exogamy (def. 1)
  2. pollination between two flowers on the same plant
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Derived Formsendogamous or endogamic (ˌɛndəʊˈɡæmɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for endogamous

endogamy

n.

1865, from endogamous (1865); for which see endo- + gamete.

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endogamous in Medicine

endogamy

(ĕn-dŏgə-mē)
n.
  1. Reproduction by the fusion of gametes of similar ancestry.
  2. Marriage within a particular group in accordance with custom or law.
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Related formsen•doga•mous adj.
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