homoplastic

adjective

ho·​mo·​plas·​tic ˌhō-mə-ˈpla-stik How to pronounce homoplastic (audio)
ˌhä-
1
: of or relating to homoplasy
homoplastic traits
2
: of, relating to, or derived from another individual of the same species
homoplastic grafts

Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of homoplastic was in 1868

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“Homoplastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homoplastic. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

homoplastic

adjective
ho·​mo·​plas·​tic ˌhō-mə-ˈplas-tik How to pronounce homoplastic (audio) ˌhäm-ə- How to pronounce homoplastic (audio)
1
: of or relating to homoplasy
2
: of, relating to, or derived from another individual of the same species
homoplastic grafts
homoplastically adverb
homoplasty noun
plural homoplasties
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