-gamy

-gamy

a combining form with the meanings “marriage,” “union,” “fertilization, pollination,” of the kind specified by the initial element: exogamy; plastogamy; allogamy; also forming nouns corresponding to adjectives ending in -gamous:, heterogamy.

Origin:
combining form representing Greek -gamía act of marrying

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-gamy
 
n combining form
denoting marriage or sexual union: bigamy
 
[from Greek -gamia, from gamos marriage]

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-gamy suff.

  1. marriage; mate: monogamy.

  2. Procreative or propagative union: heterogamy.

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