homogamy

[ hoh-mog-uh-mee ]
/ hoʊˈmɒg ə mi /

noun

the state of being homogamous.
interbreeding of individuals with like characteristics.

Origin of homogamy

First recorded in 1870–75; homo- + -gamy
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British Dictionary definitions for homogamy

homogamy

/ (hɒˈmɒɡəmɪ) /

noun

a condition in which all the flowers of an inflorescence are either of the same sex or hermaphroditeCompare heterogamy (def. 3)
the maturation of the anthers and stigmas of a flower at the same time, ensuring self-pollinationCompare dichogamy

Derived Forms

homogamous, adjective
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Medicine definitions for homogamy

homogamy

[ hō-mŏgə-mē ]

n.

Reproduction within a group that perpetuates qualities or traits that distinguish the group from a larger group of which it is part.inbreeding
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