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-gamy

1.
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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British Dictionary definitions for -gamy

-gamy

combining form
1.
denoting marriage or sexual union: bigamy
Word Origin
from Greek -gamia, from gamos marriage
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Word Origin and History for -gamy

word-forming element meaning "marriage; fertilization," from Greek -gamia, from gamos "marriage" (see gamete).

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-gamy in Medicine

-gamy suff.

  1. Marriage; mate: monogamy.

  2. Procreative or propagative union: heterogamy.

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