homogamy


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ho·mog·a·my

 (hə-mŏg′ə-mē, hō-)
n.
1. The state of having stamens and pistils that mature simultaneously.
2. The state of having only one kind of flower on a plant, such as only unisexual flowers.
3. Marriage between people who are similar to each other, especially in their sociocultural backgrounds.

ho′mo·gam′ic (-găm′ĭk) adj.

homogamy

(hɒˈmɒɡəmɪ)
n
1. (Botany) a condition in which all the flowers of an inflorescence are either of the same sex or hermaphrodite. Compare heterogamy3
2. (Botany) the maturation of the anthers and stigmas of a flower at the same time, ensuring self-pollination. Compare dichogamy
hoˈmogamous adj
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