homogamous


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ho·mog·a·mous

 (hə-mŏg′ə-məs, hō-)
adj.
Exhibiting homogamy.

ho•mog•a•mous

(hoʊˈmɒg ə məs)

adj.
1.
a. having flowers or florets that do not differ sexually (opposed to heterogamous).
b. having the stamens and pistils maturing simultaneously.
2. pertaining to the interbreeding of individuals with like characteristics.
[1835–45]
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Minority groups tend to be homogamous everywhere in order to preserve their identity (41).
Numerous studies at the individual, social psychological level, for example, have documented the influence of homogamy in mate selection and marriage, indicating that religiously homogamous couples have more successful marriages than "mixed couples" and are less apt to divorce (Call and Heaton, 1997; Heaton and Pratt, 1990; Ortega et al.
Abundant research has confirmed that individuals are attracted to persons with similar values and that such homogamous pairings have positive future relationship outcomes (Clarkwest, 2007; Amato et al.
Between 1971 and 2001, the proportion of educationally homogamous marriages among young Canadian adults (34 and under) rose from 42 per cent to 55 per cent of all marriages.
For another example, it has been claimed that the fraternities and sororities in Western educational institutions latently perpetuate homogamous marriages between people of similar ethnic, religious and social class backgrounds (Carr, 2004; Kendall, 1998, p.
According to Cruden (1977) the facultative cross-pollinating species are self-compatible and protogynous or homogamous and, although some species require pollinators, most are self-pollinated when the flowers are closed.
From a morphological point of view, two main groups are distinguished within the Guayana-Highland centered genera and relatives: (1) the zygomorphic-flowered genera with epaleate, homogamous capitula of all bilabiate corollas (rarely ligulate by abortion of the inner two corolla lips) and smooth style branches (Table 8), and (2) the actinomorphic-flowered genera with epaleate to paleate, homogamous capitula of all tubular corollas and rugulose to papillose styles beyond the branches bifurcation point.
This trend is observable not only for the absolute number of educationally homogamous marriages but also for relative measures of homogamy that control for the educational composition of the society.
We considered couples whose age differed by at most two years to be homogamous because 76% of our sample had a partner who was within two years of their age (not shown).
Complexion homogamous marriages among lightskinned blacks resulted in households with higher literacy rates, higher occupational status, and greater wealth.