Cenogamy vs Xenogamy what difference

English

Alternative forms

  • cœnogamy (obsolete)

Etymology

cen- +‎ -o- +‎ -gamy, from Ancient Greek κοινός (koinós, common) + γάμος (gámos, bond).

Noun

cenogamy (uncountable)

  1. The state of a community which permits promiscuous sexual intercourse among its members, i.e. in which husbands and wives are shared and held in common.

References

  • cenogamy in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • geomancy


English

Etymology

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

Noun

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

Related terms

  • xenogamic

See also

  • geitonogamy

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