[hoh-mof-uh-lee, hoh-muh-fil-lee, hom-uh-]
- a resemblance due to common ancestry.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
- resemblance due to common ancestry
Word Origin for homophyly
C19: from Greek, from homo- + phylum
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
[hō′mə-fī′lē, hŏm′ə-, hō-mŏf′ə-lē]
- Resemblance arising from common ancestry.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.