exogamy


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exogamy

 [ek-sog´ah-me]
1. protozoan fertilization by union of elements that are not derived from the same cell.
2. marriage outside a particular group.

ex·og·a·my

(eks-og'ă-mē),
Sexual reproduction by means of conjugation of two gametes of different ancestry, as in certain protozoan species.
[exo- + G. gamos, marriage]

exogamy

/ex·og·a·my/ (ek-sog´ah-me) fertilization by union of elements that are not derived from the same cell.

exogamy

(ĕk-sŏg′ə-mē)
n.
1. Anthropology The custom of marrying outside the tribe, family, clan, or other social unit.
2. Biology The fusion of gametes from individuals that are not closely related, as in outbreeding.

ex·og′a·mous (ĕk-sŏg′ə-məs) adj.

exogamy

The marriage to a person outside of one’s social, economic or cultural group.

ex·og·a·my

(eks-og'ă-mē)
Sexual reproduction by means of conjugation of two gametes of different ancestry, as in certain protozoan species.
[exo- + G. gamos, marriage]

exogamy

Breeding between organisms that are not closely related. Outbreeding, as distinct from inbreeding.

exogamy

mating between unrelated individuals. Compare ENDOGAMY.

exogamy

protozoan fertilization by union of elements that are not derived from the same cell.
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As would be expected, rates of exogamy for each religious affiliation are similar for males and for females, with few exceptions: men with no religion are much more likely to have partnered women who have a religious affiliation (37 per cent) than are women of no religion to have partnered men who have a religion (23 per cent); and Pentecostal women are much more likely to have partnered outside their church (15 per cent) than are Pentecostal men (six per cent).
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Accumulation of wealth introduces the domination of economy exchange over exogamy as social ligature, making the incest taboo structurally redundant in cultural function.
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12) The only exception to this is if there has been a violation of the rule against tribal exogamy (marrying outside the tribe) or clan endogamy (marrying someone of the same clan) or if there is evidence of the practice of witchcraft.
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