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 (hə-mŏg′ə-mē, hō-)
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.
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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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The effects of religious homogamy on marital satisfaction and stability.
Shifting boundaries: Trends in religious and educational homogamy. American Sociological Review.