xenogamy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ξένος (xénos, stranger) + γάμος (gámos, marriage). Synchronically, xeno- +‎ -gamy.

Noun[edit]

xenogamy (uncountable)

  1. (botany) The transfer of pollen from the anthers of one plant to the stigma of another; cross-pollination.
  2. Cross-cultural marriage.

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