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a. Having a specified number of marriages: monogamous.
b. Practicing a specified kind of marriage: exogamous.
2. Having a specified kind of reproduction or reproductive organs: heterogamous.
adj combining form
denoting marrying or uniting sexually: monogamous.
a combining form meaning “having gametes or reproductive organs” of the kind specified by the initial element (heterogamous); also forming adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -gamy ( endogamous).
[< Greek -gamos marrying; see -ous]