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 (hō′mə-plăs′tĭk, hŏm′ə-)
1. Of, relating to, or exhibiting homoplasy.
2. Of, relating to, or derived from a different individual of the same species: a homoplastic graft.

ho′mo·plas′ti·cal·ly adv.


(ˌhəʊməʊˈplæstɪk; ˌhɒm-)
1. (Biology) (of a tissue graft) derived from an individual of the same species as the recipient
2. (Biology) another word for analogous2
ˌhomoˈplastically adv
ˈhomoˌplasty n
homoplasy, homoplasmy n
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Regions with a significant signal of recombination were excluded, as were highly homoplastic sites (as inferred in PAUP 4.
6,7) Studies have found a genetic predisposition to ototoxicity that involves a homoplastic A1555G point mutation on 12s rRNA in mitochondrial DNA, with maternal inheritance in Asian descents responsible.
We agree because, although homoplastic within Eupolypods II, the character states exhibited by Cystoathyrium occur more frequently in Cystopteridaceae than in Athyriaceae.
The likely homoplastic occurrence of epidermal silica bodies across commelinids indicates that bundle-sheath silica is the plesiomorphic condition.
Nwokoye C O, Nwuba L A and J E Eyo Induced propagation of African clariidae catfish, (Heterobranchus bidorsalis) using synthetic and homoplastic hormones.
He regarded Asyndetus as being closer related to Diaphorus, while Cryptophleps and Phasmaphleps as belonging to the same lineage of Chrysotus, assuming that modifications in wing venation resulted from homoplastic evolution.
collecting ducts that communicate individually with the cranial portion of the cloaca), a condition that could be considered homoplastic in the context of our current understanding of salamander phylogeny.
Two unique derived characters included in the analysis are shared by both species of Aleixus, one non-homoplastic and one homoplastic (Fig.
That distinct pattern of geographical distribution is important because, according to Sass & Specht (2010), the apparently homoplastic morphological characters used to assign species to genera or subgenera may be useful taxonomically when geography is also taken into account.