homoplasy definition

  • noun:
    • Correspondence between parts or body organs as a result of evolutionary convergence.
    • A correspondence amongst the components or body organs of various species obtained as the result of synchronous evolution or convergence.
    • See homogeny.
    • The quality of being homoplastic; contract in form and construction without community of beginning, by body organs or areas of two different body organs: opposed to homogeny: correlated with example or heterology as distinguished from homology in biological sensory faculties.

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