noun (plural -phies) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary syn- + apomorphy derived evolutionary trait or feature (from apo- + -morphy) Date: 1965 a character or trait that is shared by two or more taxonomic groups and is derived through evolution from a common ancestral form

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