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endogamy

 [en-dog´ah-me]
1. fertilization by union of separate cells having the same chromatin ancestry.
2. restriction of marriage to persons within the same community. adj., adj endog´amous.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

en·dog·a·my

(en-dog'ă-mē),
Reproduction by conjugation between sister cells, the descendants of one original cell.
[endo- + G. gamos, marriage]
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endogamy

(ĕn-dŏg′ə-mē)
n.
1. Anthropology The custom of marrying within a particular social or cultural group in accordance with custom or law.
2. Biology Reproduction by the fusion of gametes of similar ancestry, as in self-pollination or inbreeding.

en·dog′a·mous adj.
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endogamy

The marriage of a person to another of his or her same social, economic or cultural group.
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en·dog·a·my

(en-dog'ă-mē)
Reproduction by conjugation between sister cells, the descendants of one original cell.
[endo- + G. gamos, marriage]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

endogamy

pollination of a flower by another flower on the same plant. Compare EXOGAMY.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Yet as we have seen hinted at in this section, and as we will find in later sections, when it comes to oral tradition of Jewish endogamy and origins, population genetics research also has the power to challenge the long-held knowledge and beliefs that scientists often apply to their work.
After that, the solidification of India's caste system resulted in a shift toward endogamy. "You can see writ in the genome the effects of this intense endogamy," Reich said.
The analysis of homophily helps to determine whether there was endogamy in the coauthors' publications, i.e., whether members of the same programs published in partnership.
Women perhaps had greater flexibility with the caste system as, being in short supply, caste endogamy could no longer be binding.
Much of India, particularly south India, practiced endogamy or marriages within the community for centuries.
Getty reveals how they developed networks of clients centered around a senior patron, how they practiced what may be called endogamy or refused to bend to regulations: for example, to arrive on time at party meetings.
Several factors such as endogamy, nutritional deficiencies, and pollution have been related to this condition (Bensch et al., 2000).
According to the same survey, French-Turks are very endogamic (endogamy is marriage within the group, while exogamy is the marriage of two people from two identity groups).
These two elements - keeping the language and endogamy - suggest continuation of ethnicity, at least to that time.
Indeed, a curious contrast to 'Alid endogamy was and is the common Imami Shi'ite practice of not marrying Prophetic descendants (sg.