endogamy

endogamy
endogamy [en däg′ə mē]
n.
[ ENDO- + -GAMY]
1. the custom of marrying only within one's own group, as a clan, tribe, etc.; inbreeding: opposed to EXOGAMY
2. self-pollination among flowers of the same plant
endogamous
adj.
endogamic [en΄dō gam′ik]

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  • Endogamy — is the practice of marrying within a social group. Cultures who practice endogamy require marriage between specified social groups, classes, or ethnicities. A Danish endogamist would require marriage only to other Danes. Just about any accepted… …   Wikipedia

  • Endogamy — En*dog a*my, n. Marriage only within the tribe; a custom restricting a man in his choice of a wife to the tribe to which he belongs; opposed to {exogamy}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • endogamy — endogamy. См. эндогамия. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • endogamy — 1865, from endogamous (1865); for which see ENDO (Cf. endo ) + GAMETE (Cf. gamete) …   Etymology dictionary

  • endogamy — endogamous, endogamic /en doh gam ik/, adj. /en dog euh mee/, n. marriage within a specific tribe or similar social unit. Cf. exogamy (def. 1). [1860 65; ENDO + GAMY] * * * ▪ sociology also called  in marriage        custom enjoining one to marry …   Universalium

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  • Endogamy in the British monarchy — The British royal cousin marriages are considered an example of endogamy, or the practice of marrying within a specific class and social group, often for financial gain or influence in affairs of state. The handful of first cousin marriages was… …   Wikipedia

  • endogamy — noun Date: 1865 marriage within a specific group as required by custom or law • endogamous adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • endogamy — n. [Gr. endon, within; gamos, marriage] Inbreeding; sexual reproduction in which mating partners are closely related; see exogamy, autogamy …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • endogamy — noun The practice of marrying or requiring to marry within one’s own ethnic, religious, or social group. Ant: exogamy See Also: endogamous …   Wiktionary

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