amixia

noun
amix·​ia | \ (ˈ)āˈmiksēə \
plural -s

Definition of amixia

biology
: absence of interbreeding (as that resulting from geographical isolation)

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First Known Use of amixia

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amixia

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

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“Amixia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amixia. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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