-gamous


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-gamous

suff.
1.
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.

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

adj combining form
denoting marrying or uniting sexually: monogamous.
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-gamous

or -gamic

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]
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