marriage outside a specific tribe or similar social unit.Compare endogamy.
Biology. the union of gametes of unrelated parents.
Origin of exogamy
Related formsex·og·a·mous [ek-sog-uh-muh s] /ɛkˈsɒg ə məs/, ex·o·gam·ic [ek-suh-gam-ik] /ˌɛk səˈgæm ɪk/, adjective
First recorded in 1860–65; exo-
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Derived Formsexogamous (ɛkˈsɒɡəməs) or exogamic (ˌɛksəʊˈɡæmɪk), adjective sociol anthropol the custom or an act of marrying a person belonging to another tribe, clan, or similar social unitCompare endogamy
biology fusion of gametes from parents that are not closely related
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Word Origin and History for exogamous
1865, Modern Latin, literally "outside marriage," from exo- + -gamy. Related: Exogamous.
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Sexual reproduction by means of conjugation of two gametes of different ancestry, as in certain protozoan species.
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