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homophyly

[hoh-mof-uh-lee, hoh-muh-fil-lee, hom-uh-] /hoʊˈmɒf ə li, ˈhoʊ məˌfɪl li, ˈhɒm ə-/
noun, plural homophylies.
1.
a resemblance due to common ancestry.
2.
the condition of being of the same race.
Related forms
homophylic [hoh-muh-fil-ik, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ məˈfɪl ɪk, ˌhɒm ə-/ (Show IPA), adjective
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homophyly

/hɒˈmɒfəlɪ/
noun
1.
resemblance due to common ancestry
Derived Forms
homophyllic (ˌhəʊməˈfɪlɪk; ˌhɒm-) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek, from homo- + phylum
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homophyly
  (hō'mə-fī'lē, hŏm'ə-, hō-mŏf'ə-lē)   
Resemblance arising from common ancestry.
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