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homoplasy

[huh-mop-luh-see, hoh-muh-plas-ee, -pley-see, hom-uh-] /həˈmɒp lə si, ˈhoʊ məˌplæs i, -ˌpleɪ si, ˈhɒm ə-/
noun, Biology.
1.
correspondence in form or structure, owing to a similar environment.
Origin of homoplasy
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; homo- + -plasy
Related forms
homoplastic
[hoh-muh-plas-tik, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ məˈplæs tɪk, ˌhɒm ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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homoplastic

/ˌhəʊməʊˈplæstɪk; ˌhɒm-/
adjective
1.
(of a tissue graft) derived from an individual of the same species as the recipient
2.
another word for analogous (sense 2)
Derived Forms
homoplastically, adverb
homoplasty, noun
homoplasy (ˈhəʊməʊˌpleɪsɪ; ˈhɒm-) noun
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homoplastic in Medicine

homoplastic ho·mo·plas·tic (hō'mə-plās'tĭk, hŏm'ə-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or derived from another individual of the same species, as of a tissue graft.

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