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homotaxis

[hoh-muh-tak-sis, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ məˈtæk sɪs, ˌhɒm ə-/
noun
1.
a similarity of arrangement, as of geologic strata or fossil assemblages that have the same relative position but are not necessarily contemporaneous.
Also, homotaxy.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; homo- + -taxis
Related forms
homotaxic, homotaxial
[hoh-muh-tak-see-uh l, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ məˈtæk si əl, ˌhɒm ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
homotaxially, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for homotaxis

homotaxis

/ˌhəʊməʊˈtæksɪs; ˌhɒm-/
noun
1.
similarity of composition and arrangement in rock strata of different ages or in different regions
Derived Forms
homotaxic, homotaxial, adjective
homotaxially, adverb
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