homoplasies

homoplasy

[huh-mop-luh-see, hoh-muh-plas-ee, -pley-see, hom-uh-]
noun Biology.
correspondence in form or structure, owing to a similar environment.

Origin:
1865–70; homo- + -plasy

homoplastic [hoh-muh-plas-tik, hom-uh-] , adjective
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