homophyly definition

  • noun:
    • Zoology Resemblance as a result of common ancestry.
    • That kind of homology considering common ancestry (phylogenetic homology), versus homomorphy, to which genealogic basis is desiring.
    • That kind of homology due to typical ancestry (phylogenetic homology), in opposition to homomorphy, that genealogic basis is wanting.
    • identification of genetic interactions: in opposition to homomorphism.
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