Definition of Endogamous

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

Exact synonyms: Endogamic
Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Antonyms: Autogamous, Exogamous



2. Adjective. Pertaining to or characterized by the custom of marrying only within the limits of a clan or tribe.
Exact synonyms: Endogamic
Category relationships: Anthropology
Derivative terms: Endogamy
Antonyms: Exogamous

Definition of Endogamous

1. a. Marrying within the same tribe; -- opposed to exogamous.

Definition of Endogamous

1. Adjective. (of a marriage) Within a social group. The practice of endogamy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Endogamous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Endogamous

endoenzymes
endoergic
endoergic reaction
endoesophagitis
endoexonuclease
endofaradism
endofullerene
endofullerenes
endofunction
endofunctions
endofunctor
endofunctors
endogalvanism
endogamic
endogamies
endogamous (current term)
endogastric
endogastritis
endogen
endogeneity
endogeneous
endogenesis
endogenetic
endogenic
endogenic toxicosis
endogenies
endogenisation
endogenise
endogenised

Literary usage of Endogamous

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1. The Family: An Ethnographical and Historical Outline with Descriptive Notes by Elsie Worthington Clews Parsons (1906)
"Again, in the endogamous group, brother-sister marriage is, as a rule, not customary. endogamous or exogamous restrictions upon maternal or paternal ..."

2. Readings in Descriptive and Historical Sociology by Franklin Henry Giddings (1906)
"The family group is almost everywhere exogamous, although endogamous — that is ... The totemic kindred is sometimes endogamous and sometimes exogamous. ..."

3. The History of Human Marriage by Edward Westermarck (1922)
"Irregular connections outside the endogamous circle are often looked upon with less ... It has therefore made the endogamous rules less stringent and less ..."

4. Heredity and Selection in Sociology by Georges Chatterton-Hill (1907)
"... in the case of exogamous pairing with that in the case of endogamous pairing. ... endogamous ..."

5. The History of Human Marriage by Edward Westermarck (1891)
"... as so many anthropologists have done,1 that primitive men lived in small endogamous communities, practising incest in every degree. ..."

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