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Etymology Edit

endo- +‎ -gamy; compare inmarriage.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɛnˈdɒɡəmi/
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endogamy (usually uncountable, plural endogamies)

  1. The practice of marrying or requiring to marry within one's own ethnic, religious, or social group.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:intermarriage
    Antonyms: exogamy; see also Thesaurus:intermarriage
    • 1995, Isabel Fonseca, Bury Me Standing, Vintage, published 2007, page 24:
      Far from suggesting a demoralized culture, endogamy here seemed the mark of a buoyantly confident group, settled in their skin and not needing outsiders.
  2. (biology) The fusion of two related gametes.
    Antonym: exogamy

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