amixia

noun

amix·​ia
(ˈ)āˈmiksēə
plural -s
biology
: absence of interbreeding (as that resulting from geographical isolation)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek, purity, lack of intercourse, from amiktos unmixed, pure, unsociable (from a- a- entry 2 + miktos mixed, from meignynai to mix) + -ia

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amixia was in 1882

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“Amixia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amixia. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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