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homogamy

play
noun ho·mog·a·my \hō-ˈmä-gə-mē\

Definition of homogamy

  1. :  the mating of like with like

homogamous play \-məs\ adjective


Origin of homogamy

German Homogamie, from hom- + -gamie -gamy


First Known Use: 1897

Rhymes with homogamy


Medical Dictionary

homogamy

play
noun ho·mog·a·my \hō-ˈmäg-ə-mē\

Medical Definition of homogamy

plural homogamies

  1. :  reproduction within an isolated group perpetuating qualities by which it is differentiated from the larger group of which it is a part; broadly :  the mating of like with like

homogamous \-məs\play or homogamic \ˌhō-mə-ˈgam-ik, ˌhäm-ə-\play play adjective



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