homogamous [hoh-mog-uh-muh s] Word Origin adjective

  1. Botany.
    1. having flowers or florets that do not differ sexually (opposed to heterogamous).
    2. having the stamens and pistils maturing simultaneously (opposed to dichogamous).
  2. Biology. pertaining to the interbreeding of individuals with like characteristics.

Origin of homogamous First recorded in 1835–45; homo- + -gamous Word Origin and History for homogamous adj.

1811, from homogamy + -ous.

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