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ENDOGAMOUS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does endogamous mean? 

ENDOGAMOUS (adjective)
  The adjective ENDOGAMOUS has 2 senses:

1. characterized by or fit for fertilization by pollen from another flower of the same kind
2. pertaining to or characterized by the custom of marrying only within the limits of a clan or tribe

  Familiarity information: ENDOGAMOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENDOGAMOUS (adjective)


Sense 1endogamous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by or fit for fertilization by pollen from another flower of the same kind

Synonyms:

endogamic; endogamous

Domain category:

botany; phytology (the branch of biology that studies plants)

Antonym:

autogamous (characterized by or fit for autogamy)

exogamous (characterized by or fit for fertilization by a flower that is not closely related)


Sense 2endogamous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pertaining to or characterized by the custom of marrying only within the limits of a clan or tribe

Synonyms:

endogamic; endogamous

Domain category:

anthropology (the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings)

Antonym:

exogamous (pertaining to or characterized by the custom of marrying only outside the limits of a clan or tribe)


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