homogamy

noun
ho·​mog·​a·​my | \ hō-ˈmä-gə-mē How to pronounce homogamy (audio) \

Definition of homogamy

: the mating of like with like

Other Words from homogamy

homogamous \ hō-​ˈmä-​gə-​məs How to pronounce homogamous (audio) \ 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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The first known use of homogamy was in 1897

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“Homogamy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homogamy. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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homogamy

noun
ho·​mog·​a·​my | \ hō-ˈmäg-ə-mē How to pronounce homogamy (audio) \
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 How to pronounce homogamous (audio) \ or homogamic \ ˌhō-​mə-​ˈgam-​ik How to pronounce homogamic (audio) , ˌhäm-​ə-​ How to pronounce homogamic (audio) \ adjective

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