homoplasia

noun homo·pla·sia
variants: or

homoplasis

\-ˈpläsə̇s\

Definition of homoplasia

plural

homoplasias

\-āzh(ē)əz\ or

homoplases

\-āˌsēz\

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Origin and Etymology of homoplasia

New Latin, from hom- + -plasia, -plasis


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