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1. Relating to the mating of animals and the characteristics of color, etc., that serve to attract the opposite sex during courtship.
2. A reference to traits or behaviors which attract a mate.

Examples of epigamous traits include such physical features as bright feathers in birds or big antlers. With humans, it might be a fancy sports car, a luxury car, or certain bodily attractions and personality.

This entry is located in the following units: epi-, ep- (page 5) gamo-, gam-, -gamy, -gamous + (page 3)