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1. Anthropology The custom of marrying within a particular social or cultural group in accordance with custom or law.
2. Biology Reproduction by the fusion of gametes of similar ancestry, as in self-pollination or inbreeding.
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) anthropol marriage within one's own tribe or similar unit. Compare exogamy1
2. (Botany) pollination between two flowers on the same plant
enˈdogamous, endogamic adj
en•dog•a•my(ɛnˈdɒg ə mi)
marriage within a specific tribe or similar social unit. Compare exogamy (def. 1).
en•dog′a•mous, en•do•gam•ic (ˌɛn doʊˈgæm ɪk) adj.
the custom of marrying only within one’s tribe or similar social unit. — endogamic, endogamous, adj.See also: Marriage
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|Noun||1.||endogamy - marriage within one's own tribe or group as required by custom or law|
marriage, matrimony, spousal relationship, wedlock, union - the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce); "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union"