homoplasy

noun
ho·mo·pla·sy | \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, in the meaning defined above

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homoplasy

noun
ho·mo·pla·sy | \ˈhō-mə-ˌplā-sē, ˈhäm-ə-, -ˌplas-ē; hō-ˈmäp-lə-sē \

Medical Definition of homoplasy 

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

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