• WordNet 3.6
    • n homogeny (biology) similarity because of common evolution
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Homogeny Joint nature.
    • Homogeny (Biol) The correspondence of common descent; -- a term used to supersede homology by Lankester, who also used homoplasy to denote any superinduced correspondence of position and structure in parts embryonically distinct (other writers using the term homoplasmy). Thus, there is homogeny between the fore limb of a mammal and the wing of a bird; but the right and left ventricles of the heart in both are only in homoplasy with each other, these having arisen independently since the divergence of both groups from a univentricular ancestor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n homogeny Sameness of nature or kind.
    • n homogeny In biology, descent from a common ancestor; blood-relationship among animals. The term is used by Lankester in distinction from homoplasy, and as synonymous with homology in an ordinary sense.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Homogeny sameness of nature or kind
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ; the same + race, kind
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. homogenēshomos, one, same, genos, kind.


In poetry:

'You see, when an anchorite bows
To the yoke of intentional sin,
If the state of the country allows,
Homogeny always steps in -
"The Force of Argument" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Gamer's manifesto takes on homogeny of designs, plots.

In science:

In this contribution we have explored a new modeling approach which is aimed primarily at gaining insight into the underlying individual effects that are shaping the spectra of stars with non-spherical and non-homogenious surfaces.
Visualization and spectral synthesis of rotationally distorted stars
So far, we have assumed that the system is homogenious, such that the whole system is described by only a space-independent concentrations.
Chirality Selection Models in a Closed System
One possibility to understand its observation is a locking of the DE mode to the k = 0 homogenious precession originating from an energy transfer between the two dynamic modes.
Unusual spin-wave population in nickel after femtosecond laser pulse excitation
Note that the face map are homogenious in xi of degree 1 and therefore we may consider C • as a graded simplicial abelian group.
On motivic cohomology with Z/l coefficients