homogamous

[ hoh-mog-uh-muh s ]
/ hoʊˈmɒg ə məs /

adjective

Botany.
  1. having flowers or florets that do not differ sexually (opposed to heterogamous).
  2. having the stamens and pistils maturing simultaneously (opposed to dichogamous).
Biology. pertaining to the interbreeding of individuals with like characteristics.

Nearby words

  1. homoecious,
  2. homoeo-,
  3. homoerotic,
  4. homoeroticism,
  5. homogametic,
  6. homogamy,
  7. homogenate,
  8. homogeneity,
  9. homogeneous,
  10. homogeneous charge compression ignition

Origin of homogamous

First recorded in 1835–45; homo- + -gamous

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Word Origin and History for homogamous

homogamous

adj.

1811, from homogamy + -ous.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper