gamous

-gamous

a combining form with the meaning “having gametes or reproductive organs” of the kind specified by the initial element: heterogamous; also forming adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -gamy:, endogamous.

Origin:
< Greek -gamos marrying; see -ous

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-gamous
 
adj combining form
denoting marrying or uniting sexually: monogamous
 
[from Greek gamos; see -gamy]

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-gamous suff.

  1. Having a specified number of mates: monogamous.

  2. Having a specified kind of reproduction or reproductive organs: heterogamous.

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