homoplasy

noun
ho·​mo·​pla·​sy | \ ˈhō-mə-ˌplā-sē How to pronounce homoplasy (audio) , 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 How to pronounce homoplasy (audio) , ˈhäm-ə- How to pronounce homoplasy (audio) , -ˌplas-ē; hō-ˈmäp-lə-sē How to pronounce homoplasy (audio) \

Medical Definition of homoplasy

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

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