exogamy

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ex·og·a·my / ekˈsägəmē/ • n. Anthropol. the custom of marrying outside a community, clan, or tribe. Compare with endogamy. ∎  Biol. the fusion of reproductive cells from distantly related or unrelated individuals; outbreeding; cross-pollination.DERIVATIVES: ex·og·a·mous / -məs/ adj.

exogamy

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exogamy The fusion of reproductive cells from distantly related or unrelated organisms, i.e. outbreeding. Compare endogamy.

exogamy

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exogamy The tendency for a gamete to fuse with distantly related gameters rather than with closely related ones.

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exogamy See ENDOGAMY.