exogamous(redirected from exogamously)
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1. Anthropology The custom of marrying outside the tribe, family, clan, or other social unit.
2. Biology The fusion of gametes from individuals that are not closely related, as in outbreeding.
ex·og′a·mous (ĕk-sŏg′ə-məs) adj.
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|Adj.||1.||exogamous - characterized by or fit for fertilization by a flower that is not closely related|
|2.||exogamous - pertaining to or characterized by the custom of marrying only outside the limits of a clan or tribe|
anthropology - the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings
outbred - bred of parents not closely related; having parents of different classes or tribes