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From exo- + -gamy. The term was coined by John Ferguson McLennan in his Studies in Ancient History, page 25.
exogamy (countable and uncountable, plural exogamies)
- marriage to a person belonging to a tribe or group other than one's own as required by custom or law
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:intermarriage
- Antonyms: endogamy; see also Thesaurus:intermarriage
- (biology) the fusion of two unrelated gametes
- Antonym: endogamy