exogamy [ek-sog-uh-mee] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun marriage outside a specific tribe or similar social unit.Compare. Biology. the union of gametes of unrelated parents.
Origin of exogamy First recorded in 1860–65;+ Related formsex·og·a·mous [ek-sog-uh-muh s] /ɛkˈsɒg ə məs/, ex·o·gam·ic [ek-suh-gam-ik] /ˌɛk səˈgæm ɪk/, adjective Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for exogamous Historical Examples of exogamous
In Raigarh the Bhuiyas appear to have no exogamous divisions.
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The equivalent Anumolla occurs as an exogamous sept of Kamma.
Among the Vallambans these karais are exogamous, and run in the male line.
Each of these is further sub-divided into clans (kiriyam), which are exogamous.
They recognize no endogamous sub-divisions, but have exogamous septs.
British Dictionary definitions for exogamous exogamy noun sociol anthropol the custom or an act of marrying a person belonging to another tribe, clan, or similar social unitComparebiology fusion of gametes from parents that are not closely related Derived Formsexogamous (ɛkˈsɒɡəməs) or exogamic (ˌɛksəʊˈɡæmɪk), adjective Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for exogamous exogamy n.
1865, Modern Latin, literally “outside marriage,” from+ . Related: Exogamous.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper exogamous in Medicine exogamy [ĕk-sŏg′ə-mē] n. Sexual reproduction by means of conjugation of two gametes of different ancestry, as in certain protozoan species. The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.