homogamy









homogamy


homogamy [hoh-mog-uh-mee] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the state of being homogamous.
  2. interbreeding of individuals with like characteristics.

Origin of homogamy First recorded in 1870–75; homo- + -gamy Examples from the Web for homogamy Historical Examples of homogamy

  • Isolation, then, is a genus, of which Apogamy and Homogamy are species.

    Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol 3 of 3)

    George John Romanes

  • For the sake, however, of securing more descriptive terms, I will coin the words Apogamy and Homogamy.

    Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol 3 of 3)

    George John Romanes

  • In the former case there arises Homogamy, and in the latter case there arises Apogamy.

    Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol 3 of 3)

    George John Romanes

  • British Dictionary definitions for homogamy homogamy noun

    1. a condition in which all the flowers of an inflorescence are either of the same sex or hermaphroditeCompare heterogamy (def. 3)
    2. the maturation of the anthers and stigmas of a flower at the same time, ensuring self-pollinationCompare dichogamy

    Derived Formshomogamous, adjective Word Origin and History for homogamy n.

    1805, “condition of bearing flowers that do not differ sexually,” from homo- (1) “same” + -gamy.

    homogamy in Medicine homogamy [hō-mŏg′ə-mē] n.

    1. Reproduction within a group that perpetuates qualities or traits that distinguish the group from a larger group of which it is part.inbreeding

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