exogamy[eks äg′ə mē]
exogamy definition by Webster's New World
- the custom, often inviolable, of marrying only outside one's own clan, tribe, etc.; outbreeding
- Bot. cross-pollination
Origin: exo- plush -gamy
exogamy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- The custom of marrying outside the tribe, family, clan, or other social unit.
- Biology The fusion of two gametes that are not closely related.
- exˌo·gamˈic , ex·ogˈa·mous adjective
exogamy - Medical Definition
Sexual reproduction by means of conjugation of two gametes of different ancestry, as in certain protozoan species.