homogamy

[hoh-mog-uh-mee]
noun
1.
the state of being homogamous.
2.
interbreeding of individuals with like characteristics.

Origin:
1870–75; homo- + -gamy

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

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homogamy ho·mog·a·my (hō-mŏg'ə-mē)
n.
Reproduction within a group that perpetuates qualities or traits that distinguish the group from a larger group of which it is part. Also called inbreeding.

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Increased educational homogamy inevitably means increased cognitive homogamy.
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