exogamy

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From exo- +‎ -gamy. The term was coined by John Ferguson McLennan in his Studies in Ancient History, page 25.[1]

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exogamy (countable and uncountable, plural exogamies)

  1. marriage to a person belonging to a tribe or group other than one's own as required by custom or law
  2. (biology) the fusion of two unrelated gametes

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  1. ^ J. D. Unwin (1934) Sex and Culture, →ISBN, archived from [ the original] on 2014-3-25, endnote 18