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.

correspondence in form or structure, owing to a similar environment.

Origin of homoplasy

First recorded in 1865–70; homo- + -plasy

OTHER WORDS FROM homoplasy

ho·mo·plas·tic [hoh-muh-plas-tik, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ məˈplæs tɪk, ˌhɒm ə-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for homoplastic

homoplastic
/ (ˌhəʊməʊˈplæstɪk, ˌhɒm-) /

adjective

(of a tissue graft) derived from an individual of the same species as the recipient
another word for analogous (def. 2)

Derived forms of homoplastic

homoplastically, adverbhomoplasty, nounhomoplasy (ˈhəʊməʊˌpleɪsɪ, ˈhɒm-), noun
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Medical definitions for homoplastic

homoplastic
[ hō′mə-plăstĭk, hŏm′ə- ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or derived from another individual of the same species, as of a tissue graft.
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