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homophyly

[ hoh-mof-uh-lee, hoh-muh-fil-ee, hom-uh- ]

noun

, plural ho·moph·y·lies.
  1. a resemblance due to common ancestry.


homophyly

/ ˌhəʊməˈfɪlɪk; hɒˈmɒfəlɪ; ˌhɒm- /

noun

  1. resemblance due to common ancestry


homophyly

/ mə-fī′lē,hŏm′ə-,hō-mŏfə-lē /

  1. Resemblance arising from common ancestry.


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Derived Forms

  • homophyllic, adjective

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Other Words From

  • ho·mo·phyl·ic [hoh-m, uh, -, fil, -ik, hom-, uh, -], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of homophyly1

First recorded in 1880–85; from Greek homophylía “sameness of race or stock”; equivalent to homó-, stem of homós “one and the same” + phȳl(ē) “tribe” + -ía, noun suffix; see homo- ( def ), -ia ( def )

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Word History and Origins

Origin of homophyly1

C19: from Greek, from homo- + phylum

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