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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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