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exogamy

ex·og·a·my

exogamy

 
pronunciation:
ek sa g mi
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: marriage outside of one's tribe or similar social unit. (Cf. endogamy.)
definition 2: in biology, reproduction resulting from the union of two gametes from different ancestral backgrounds.
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derivations: exogamic (adj.), exogamous (adj.)
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