Sexual reproduction between organisms which are closely related to each other.

Production of a zygote (an egg that has been fertilized by a sperm) by a simultaneous hermaphrodite (an organism which produces both sperm and eggs) using only its own gametes (eggs and sperm) without gamete contributions from other individuals.

Marriage between members of the same restricted group, class, or caste.

Compare: exogamy.

(11 Jan 1998)

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