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

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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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