homogamy


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ho·mog·a·my

(hō-mog'ă-mē),
Similarity of husband and wife in a specific trait.
[homo- + G. gamos, marriage]
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homogamy

(hə-mŏg′ə-mē, hō-)
n.
1. The state of having stamens and pistils that mature simultaneously.
2. The state of having only one kind of flower on a plant, such as only unisexual flowers.
3. Marriage between people who are similar to each other, especially in their sociocultural backgrounds.

ho′mo·gam′ic (-găm′ĭk) adj.
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ho·mog·a·my

(hŏ-mog'ă-mē)
Similarity of husband and wife in a specific trait (e.g., ethnicity, poverty).
[homo- + G. gamos, marriage]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

homogamy

the state of having anthers and stigmas maturing at the same time.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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