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endogamy

[ en-dog-uh-mee ]
/ ɛnˈdɒg ə mi /
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noun
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

OTHER WORDS FROM endogamy

en·dog·a·mous [en-dog-uh-muhs], /ɛnˈdɒg ə məs/, en·do·gam·ic [en-doh-gam-ik], /ˌɛn doʊˈgæm ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for endogamy

endogamy
/ (ɛnˈdɒɡəmɪ) /

noun
anthropol marriage within one's own tribe or similar unitCompare exogamy (def. 1)
pollination between two flowers on the same plant

Derived forms of endogamy

endogamous or endogamic (ˌɛndəʊˈɡæmɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for endogamy

endogamy
[ ĕn-dŏgə-mē ]

n.
Reproduction by the fusion of gametes of similar ancestry.
Marriage within a particular group in accordance with custom or law.

Other words from endogamy

en•doga•mous adj.
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