Homodynamous

Ho`mo`dy´na`mous


a.1.(Biol.) Pertaining to, or involving, homodynamy; as, successive or homodynamous parts in plants and animals.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Perhaps without knowing it, by showing Rassendyll as being descended from "mixed blood," Hope was giving character to an argument made by August Weismann: that in all biological organisms there may be a "greater number" of what Weismann termed homodynamous determinants--the genetic building materials "which have the special function of impressing a like character on any part of the body"--in "one line of ancestors than in the other," a hypothesis Weismann claims as true because it "has already been shown to be the case in hybrids" (1893a, 278; emphasis in original).