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-gamy

suff.
1. Marriage: exogamy.
2. Procreative or propagative union: allogamy.
3. The possession of a specified manner of fertilization or specified reproductive organs: apogamy.

[Greek -gamiā, from gamos, marriage; see gemə- in Indo-European roots.]

-gamy

n combining form
denoting marriage or sexual union: bigamy.
[from Greek -gamia, from gamos marriage]

gam•y

or gam•ey

(ˈgeɪ mi)

adj. gam•i•er, gam•i•est.
1. having the tangy flavor of game, esp. game kept uncooked until slightly tainted: the gamy taste of venison.
2. malodorous; smelly.
3. plucky; spirited.
4. lewd or suggestive; risqué.
5. gross or squalid; unwholesome.
[1835–45]
gam′i•ly, adv.
gam′i•ness, n.

-gamy

a combining form with the meanings “marriage” ( exogamy), “union” ( syngamy), “fertilization” ( autogamy) of the kind specified by the initial element; also forming nouns corresponding to adjectives ending in -gamous (heterogamy).
[< Greek -gamia act of marrying]