Homophyly
Homophyly Ho*moph"y*ly, n. [Homo- + Gr. ? a clan.] (Biol.) That form of homology due to common ancestry (phylogenetic homology), in opposition to homomorphy, to which genealogic basis is wanting. --Haeckel. [1913 Webster]

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  • homophyly — hōˈmäfəlē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hom + phyl + y; originally formed as German homophylie : resemblance due to common ancestry opposed to homomorphy * * * homophyly / ofˈi li/ noun (Gr phȳlon a race; biol …   Useful english dictionary

  • homophyly — ho·mo·phy·ly (hōʹmə fī lē, hŏmʹə , hō mŏfʹə lē) n. Zoology pl. ho·mo·phy·lies Resemblance arising from common ancestry.   [homo + phylum + y2.]   ho mo·phylʹic ( fĭlʹĭk) adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • homophyly — ho·moph·y·ly …   English syllables

  • Homomorphy — Ho mo*mor phy, n. [Homo + Gr. morfh form.] (Biol.) Similarity of form; resemblance in external characters, while widely different in fundamental structure; resemblance in geometric ground form. See {Homophyly}, {Promorphology}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • homophylic — See homophyly. * * * …   Universalium

  • homophylic —   a. of same race.    ♦ homophyly, n. similarity due to common ancestry …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • homomorphy — noun similarity of form • Syn: ↑homomorphism • Hypernyms: ↑similarity * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷fē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hom + morphy …   Useful english dictionary

  • homophyletic — pronunc at homo + adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hom + phyletic; originally formed as German homophyl : relating to homophyly : belonging to the same race …   Useful english dictionary

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