[huh-mop-luh-see, hoh-muh-plas-ee, -pley-see, hom-uh-]
- correspondence in form or structure, owing to a similar environment.
Origin of homoplasy
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Examples from the Web for homoplastic
Homoplastic: implies that organs, similar in situation and purpose, are not structurally the same, or have not the same origin.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
- (of a tissue graft) derived from an individual of the same species as the recipient
- another word for analogous (def. 2)
- Of, relating to, or derived from another individual of the same species, as of a tissue graft.
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