gamo-, gam-, -gamy, -gamous +

(Greek: marriage, union; wedding; pertaining to sexual union)

1. Marriage between persons of unequal age, especially when there is a considerable age difference.
2. In botany, the union of two unequal gametes in reproduction.
3. Fusion of two gametes unequal in size or form; fertilization as distinguished from isogamy or conjugation.
Absence of sexual reproduction; asexual reproduction, agamogenesis; specifically, in ferns and other cryptogams, production of the perfect plant directly from a bud on the prothallus instead of by the usual sexual process.
1. A reference to self-fertilization or any of various types of self-fertilization; especially, the fertilization of a flower by its own pollen or the union of two closely related cells or nuclei of protozoans or fungi.
2. In biology, descriptive terms for the fusion of sister-cells or of pairs of nuclei within a cell.
Self-fertilization in plants.
1. A person who commits bigamy or someone who is married illegally to two people simultaneously.
2. Said to be someone who demonstrates that "two rites make a wrong" and an action by someone who is participating in "double jeopardy".
Involved in or constituting an illegal marriage made when an existing marriage is still valid.
1. Marriage with a second wife or husband during the lifetime of the first; the crime of having two wives or husbands at the same time.
2. The crime of marrying someone while being legally married to someone else.
3. In law, the criminal offense of willfully and knowingly contracting a second marriage (or going through the form of a second marriage) while the first marriage, to the knowledge of the offender, is still subsisting and undissolved. The state of a man who has two wives, or of a woman who has two husbands, living at the same time.
4. Bigamus seu trigamus, etc., est qui diversis temporibus et successive duas seu tres uxores habuit (A bigamus or trigamus, etc., is one who at different times and successively has married two or three wives).
1. A community of wives or husbands.
2. The doctrine that every man is married to every woman in a certain community.
Applied to certain small inconspicuous permanently closed flowers, adapted for self-fertilization, occurring in various plants (e.g. Oxalis Acetosella, different species of Viola, etc.) on the same individuals as the normal larger brightly-colored flowers, which in such cases are either cross-fertilized or barren.
A large division of the vegetable kingdom, being the last class in the Linnean Sexual system, and comprising those plants that have no stamens or pistils, and therefore no proper flowers; including ferns, mosses, algae, lichens, liverworts, horsetails, club mosses, and fungi.