homoplasy
noun Date: 1870 correspondence between parts or organs acquired as the result of parallel evolution or convergence

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  • Homoplasy — Ho*mop la*sy, n. [Homo + Gr. ? to form, mold.] (Biol.) See {Homogeny}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • homoplasy — homoplasy. См. гомоплазия. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • homoplasy — [hō′mō plā΄sē, hō′mōplas΄ē] n. [ HOMO + PLASY] Biol. correspondence between parts as a result of similarity of environment rather than common heredity: cf. HOMOGENY …   English World dictionary

  • homoplasy — similarity due to convergent, parallel or reversed (i.e. loss) evolution, i.e. independent evolutionary change, not common ancestry. Convergent features are derived from distantly related ancestors, i.e. independent evolution derived by a… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • homoplasy — См. homoplassy …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • homoplasy — homoplastic /hoh meuh plas tik, hom euh /, adj. /heuh mop leuh see, hoh meuh plas ee, play see, hom euh /, n. Biol. correspondence in form or structure, owing to a similar environment. [1865 70; HOMO + PLASY] * * * …   Universalium

  • homoplasy — noun A correspondence between the parts or organs of different species acquired as the result of parallel evolution or convergence …   Wiktionary

  • homoplasy — ho·mo·pla·sy hō mə .plā sē, häm ə , .plas ē; hō mäp lə sē n correspondence between parts or organs acquired as the result of parallel evolution or convergence …   Medical dictionary

  • homoplasy —   Mistaken homology; superficial similarity between characters or character states due to convergence, parallel evolution, or reversal, e.g. the occurrence of bipinnately compound leaves in Bowenia and Cycas …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • homoplasy — homo·plasy …   English syllables

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