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


(hoʊˈmɒg ə məs)

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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
37) The decline of bundling may have led to less homogamous marrying.
Rather, they may see themselves as homogamous by virtue of similarities of class, educational level, values, and so on.
Capitulescences unilaterally spicate, racemose to paniculate; capitula sessile to pedunculate, homogamous, ligulate, one- to five-flowered; receptacle epaleate; involucre multiseriate.
Shehan and Bock (1990) reported that religiosity does have a positive impact on marital happiness, but only among homogamous Catholics.
Capitulescences monocephalous or paniculate to corymbose, terminal; capitula pedunculate, homogamous or heterogamous, radiate; receptacle epaleate, setose; involucre multiseriate.
Capitulescences monocephalous or loosely to densely corymbose; capitula pedunculate to subsessile, homogamous, discoid; receptacle epaleate; involucre one- to two-seriate.