Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • suffix Having a specified number of marriages: monogamous.
  • suffix Practicing a specified kind of marriage: exogamous.
  • suffix Having a specified kind of reproduction or reproductive organs: heterogamous.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Greek -gamos, from gamos, marriage; see gemə- in Indo-European roots.

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