homoplasy


ho·mo·pla·sy

noun \ˈhō-mə-ˌplā-sē, ˈhä-, -ˌpla-; hō-ˈmä-plə-sē\

Definition of HOMOPLASY

:  correspondence between parts or organs acquired as the result of parallel evolution or convergence

First Known Use of HOMOPLASY

1870

ho·mo·pla·sy

noun \ˈhō-mə-ˌplā-sē, ˈhäm-ə-, -ˌplas-ē; hō-ˈmäp-lə-sē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HOMOPLASY

: correspondence between parts or organs acquired as the result of parallel evolution or convergence

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