heterogamy


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het·er·og·a·my

 (hĕt′ə-rŏg′ə-mē)
n.
1. Alternation of sexual and parthenogenic generations, as in some aphids.
2. See anisogamy.
3. The state of having different types of flowers on the same plant, as both pistillate ray florets and staminate disk florets in a flower head.
4. Marriage between people who are different from each other, especially in their sociocultural backgrounds.

het′er·o·gam′ic (-rō-găm′ĭk) adj.

heterogamy

(ˌhɛtəˈrɒɡəmɪ)
n
1. (Biology) a type of sexual reproduction in which the gametes differ in both size and form. Compare isogamy
2. (Biology) a condition in which different types of reproduction occur in successive generations of an organism
3. (Botany) the presence of both male and female flowers in one inflorescence. Compare homogamy1
ˌheterˈogamous adj

heterogamy

1. the condition of being heterogamous, or reproducing sexually and asexually in alternating generations.
2. the process of indirect pollination. Cf. heterogenesis.heterogamous, adj.
See also: Biology
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42) We consulted the Adult Scale Orthogonal Cultural Identification Scale to investigate the influence of homogamy and heterogamy upon the cultural integration of the Hui.
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Religious heterogamy and marital conflict: Findings from the national survey of families and households.
y Becky Glass (1985), "Marital Age Heterogamy and Homogamy, 1900 to 1980", Journal of Marriage and Family, pp.
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Although demographic heterogamy in sexual relationships is generally associated with contraceptive use, the measures of demographic heterogamy (i.
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What is reflected here is in part persisting differences in rates and forms of male and female labour force participation but also, it would seem, patterns of class homogamy and heterogamy that in their relation to intergenerational mobility would repay more detailed investigation.