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Noun: assortative mating
  1. Mating of individuals having more traits in common than likely in random mating

Derived forms: assortative matings

Type of: conjugation, coupling, mating, pairing, sexual union, union

Antonym: disassortative mating

Encyclopedia: Assortative mating