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Thursday, May 05, 2011

Definitions for epigamic

  1. Attracting the opposite sex, as the colors of certain birds.

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Citations for epigamic
But now the epigamic urgings travel beyond their periphery, kneading painfully against my heart and lungs and brain. Jim Thompson , Now and on Earth
Instead, on the male's side special epigamic characters, ornaments and movements are necessary to inform the female that a potential meal is not at hand. Hansjochem Autrum, Comparative physiology and evolution of vision in invertebrates: Part 3
Origin of epigamic
1885-1890
Epigamic comprises the Greek roots epi-, "close in space or time," and gamos, "of marriage."