n. [Gr. homos, same; genos, race]
With analogous parts or organs due to descent from the same ancestral type; homology; see homoplasy.

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  • Homogeny — Ho*mog e*ny, n. [Gr. ?; ? the same + ? race, kind.] 1. Joint nature. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) The correspondence of common descent; a term used to supersede homology by Lankester, who also used homoplasy to denote any superinduced… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • homogeny — 1620s, uniformity of nature; by 1856 in biological sense, from Gk. homogeneia “community of origin,” from homogene “of the same race or kind” (see HOMOGENEOUS (Cf. homogeneous)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • homogeny — /heuh moj euh nee, hoh /, n. Biol. correspondence in form or structure, owing to a common origin. [1620 30; < Gk homogéneia community of origin. See HOMO , GENY] * * * …   Universalium

  • homogeny — noun Similarity in structure, though of different function, because of genetic relationships See Also: homogenous …   Wiktionary

  • homogeny — SYN: homogenesis …   Medical dictionary

  • homogeny — n. uniformity, similarity in build and character (due to a common origin) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • homogeny — [hə mɒdʒəni] noun 1》 another term for homogeneity (see homogeneous). 2》 Biology, dated similarity due to common descent …   English new terms dictionary

  • homogeny — ho·mog·e·ny …   English syllables

  • homogeny — /həˈmɒdʒəni/ (say huh mojuhnee) noun correspondence of anatomical, morphological or bodily structure in embryological development. {Greek homogeneia community of origin} …  

  • homogeny — n. Biol. similarity due to common descent. Derivatives: homogenous adj …   Useful english dictionary

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