Exogamous
Exogamous Ex*og"a*mous, a. [Exo- + Gr. ? marriage.] Relating to exogamy; marrying outside of the limits of one's own tribe; -- opposed to {endogenous}. [1913 Webster]

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  • exogamous — adjective see exogamy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • exogamous — See exogamic. * * * …   Universalium

  • exogamous — adjective Of or relating to exogamy. Ant: endogamous …   Wiktionary

  • exogamous — ex·og·a·mous (ek sogґə məs) characterized by exogamy …   Medical dictionary

  • exogamous — adj. pertaining to exogamy, pertaining to marriage outside of one s group or tribe …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exogamous — ex·og·a·mous …   English syllables

  • exogamous — adjective 1. characterized by or fit for fertilization by a flower that is not closely related • Syn: ↑exogamic • Ant: ↑autogamous, ↑endogamous • Topics: ↑botany, ↑phytology 2. pertain …   Useful english dictionary

  • Exogamous group — is a section of society within which marriages are prohibited. A marriage within an exogamous group is regarded as incestuous.Examples of exogamous groups are: * Gotras and Clans in the castes in India. * Fis among the Albanians * Individuals… …   Wikipedia

  • exogamy — exogamous /ek sog euh meuhs/, exogamic /ek seuh gam ik/, adj. /ek sog euh mee/, n. 1. marriage outside a specific tribe or similar social unit. Cf. endogamy. 2. Biol. the union of gametes of unrelated parents. [1860 65; EXO + GAMY] * * * ▪ …   Universalium

  • exogamic — adjective 1. characterized by or fit for fertilization by a flower that is not closely related • Syn: ↑exogamous • Ant: ↑autogamous (for: ↑exogamous), ↑endogamous (for: ↑exo …   Useful english dictionary

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