ho·​mog·​e·​ny | \ hōˈmäjənē, həˈ-, häˈ- \
plural -es

Definition of homogeny

: correspondence between parts or organs due to descent from the same ancestral type : homology opposed to homoplasy

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History and Etymology for homogeny

Greek homogeneia, from homogenēs of the same kind + -ia -y

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“Homogeny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homogeny. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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