Homoplasmy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Homoplasmy (Biol) Resemblance between different plants or animals, in external shape, in general habit, or in organs, which is not due to descent from a common ancestor, but to similar surrounding circumstances.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n homoplasmy The quality or condition of being homoplastic; homomorphism. The term was used by Thiselton Dyer with reference to that mimetic resemblance which may exist, for example, between certain cacti and euphorbias.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Homo-, + Gr. anything formed, fr. to form, mold