agamous

adjective
ag·​a·​mous | \ ˈa-gə-məs \

Definition of agamous

1 : of or relating to agamy
2 : agamic

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First Known Use of agamous

1816, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for agamous

borrowed from Greek ágamos “unmarried, single,” from a- a- entry 2 + -gamos (derivative of gámos “marriage”)

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“Agamous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agamous. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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