endogamy[en däg′ə mē]
- the custom of marrying only within one's own group, as a clan, tribe, etc.; inbreeding
- self-pollination among flowers of the same plant
Origin of endogamyendo- + -gamy
- Anthropology The custom of marrying within a particular social or cultural group in accordance with custom or law.
- Biology Reproduction by the fusion of gametes of similar ancestry, as in self-pollination or inbreeding.