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

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

1. Fertilization of a flower by its own pollen or by that of another flower on the same plant.
2. The simultaneous maturation of male and female reproductive organs in a flower or hermaphrodite organism.
3. Applied to flowers in which the stamens and pistils ripen together.
4. The condition of a plant producing only one kind of flower.
5. Similarity of husband and wife in a specific trait.
hypergamy, hypergamous
1. A term used to denote the custom that forbids the marriage of a woman into a group of lower standing than her own.
2. Any marriage with a partner of higher social standing.
3. A custom in some societies that requires a woman to marry a man of a higher social class than the one to which she belongs.
hypogamy, hypogamous
The marriage of a woman into a lower caste or into a tribe of lower standing than her own.
isogamy, isogamous
1. The fusion of isogametes in some algae and fungi during reproduction. An isogamete is a gamete that is physically identical to another with which it unites to form a zygote.
2. The union of two equal and similar gametes or cells in reproduction, as in conjugation. Among animals the male gametes are known as spermatozoa and the female gametes as eggs or ova.
Denotes marriage between persons of the same or nearly the same age.
1. A fusion of cell nuclei that occurs in fertilization or true conjugation.
2. The fusion of nuclei which is the ultimate event of fertilization.
misogamist (s) (noun), misogamists (pl)
Someone who hates marriage: June was a convinced misgamist, who made a decision never to wed or have a husband based on the experiences she had when her parents separated and divorced, which proved to her that this kind of marriage was not something she wanted to get involved with!
A man who never Mrs. any woman.
—Evan Esar. Esar’s Comic Dictionary
misogamous (adjective), more misogamous, most misogamous
Conveying a hostility of or an aversion to marriage: Jakes’s misogamous opinion of not being married was made even stronger when his friends could never go out with him after work, because they had to go home right away to be with their wives and children.
A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he is finished.
—Zsa Zsa Gabor
A person who is married to just one spouse.
1. The condition, rule, or custom of being married to only one person at a time (opposite of polygamy or bigamy); chiefly applied to the rule or custom (more explicitly called monogyny) by which a man can have only one wife, but also including monandry, the rule or custom by which a woman can have only one husband.
2. The practice or principle of marrying only once, or of not remarrying after the death of the first spouse:; the opposite of digamy.
Marriage between persons highly suitable for each other.
octogamy, octogamous
Being married to eight spouses.
1. Marriage late in life.
2. Marriage in which one or both partners are quite advanced in age.
pantograph (s) (noun), pantographs (pl)
An instrument for copying plans, drawings, etc. of any size that is desired.
One who has five spouses.