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[huh-moj-uh-nee, hoh-] /həˈmɒdʒ ə ni, hoʊ-/
noun, Biology.
correspondence in form or structure, owing to a common origin.
Origin of homogeny
First recorded in 1620-30, homogeny is from the Greek word homogéneia community of origin. See homo-, -geny Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for homogeny


(biology) similarity in structure of individuals or parts because of common ancestry
Word Origin
C19: from Greek homogeneia community of origin, from homogenēs of the same kind
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Word Origin and History for homogeny

1620s, "uniformity of nature;" by 1856 in biological sense, from Greek homogeneia "community of origin," from homogene "of the same race or kind" (see homogeneous).

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homogeny in Medicine

homogeny ho·mog·e·ny (hə-mŏj'ə-nē, hō-)
Similarity of structure between organs or parts, possibly of dissimilar function, that are related by common descent.

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