Exogamy



[ek-sog-uh-mee] /ɛkˈsɒg ə mi/

noun
1.
marriage outside a specific tribe or similar social unit.
Compare .
2.
Biology. the union of gametes of unrelated parents.
/ɛkˈsɒɡəmɪ/
noun
1.
(sociol, anthropol) the custom or an act of marrying a person belonging to another tribe, clan, or similar social unit Compare endogamy
2.
(biology) fusion of gametes from parents that are not closely related
n.

1865, Modern Latin, literally “outside marriage,” from exo- + -gamy. Related: Exogamous.

exogamy ex·og·a·my (ěk-sŏg’ə-mē)
n.
Sexual reproduction by means of conjugation of two gametes of different ancestry, as in certain protozoan species.

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