a) marriage to a person belonging to a tribe or group other than your own as required by custom or law
b) the fusion of two unrelated gametes
See Also: exogamous

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  • Exogamy — Ex*og a*my, n. The custom, or tribal law, which prohibits marriage between members of the same tribe; marriage outside of the tribe; opposed to {endogamy}. Lubbock. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exogamy — exogamy. См. экзогамия. (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.

  • exogamy — 1865, Mod.L., lit. outside marriage, from EXO (Cf. exo ) + GAMY (Cf. gamy). Related: Exogamous …   Etymology dictionary

  • exogamy — [eks äg′ə mē] n. [ EXO + GAMY] 1. the custom, often inviolable, of marrying only outside one s own clan, tribe, etc.; outbreeding: opposed to ENDOGAMY 2. Bot. cross pollination exogamous adj. exogamic [eks΄ə gam′ik] …   English World dictionary

  • Exogamy — This article is about marriage. For the Wedlock album, see Exogamy (album). Exogamy is a social arrangement where marriage is allowed only outside of a social group. The social groups define the scope and extent of exogamy, and the rules and… …   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

  • exogamy — egzogamija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Skirtingos kilmės lytinių ląstelių susiliejimas. atitikmenys: angl. exogamy vok. Exogamie, f; Frendbefruchtung, f rus. экзогамия, f …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • exogamy — egzogamija statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Skirtingos kilmės lytinių ląstelių susiliejimas, padidinantis populiacijos heterozigotiškumą. atitikmenys: angl. exogamy rus. неродственное оплодотворение; экзогамия …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • exogamy and endogamy — Practices controlling the relation of the sexes in the selection of marital partners. Exogamous groups require their members to marry outside the group, sometimes even specifying the group into which members must marry. Such groups are usually… …   Universalium

  • exogamy — noun (plural mies) Date: 1865 marriage outside of a specific group especially as required by custom or law • exogamous or exogamic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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