homogamy

noun
ho·mog·a·my | \ hō-ˈmä-gə-mē \

Definition of homogamy 

: the mating of like with like

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homogamous \hō-ˈmä-gə-məs \ adjective

First Known Use of homogamy

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for homogamy

German Homogamie, from hom- + -gamie -gamy

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homogamy

noun
ho·mog·a·my | \ hō-ˈmäg-ə-mē \
plural homogamies

Medical Definition of homogamy 

: 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

Other words from homogamy

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

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