homeosis


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homeosis

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homoeosis

n
(Biology) biology the process in which one part of an animal or plant comes to resemble another part, esp when it has regrown
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Mechanisms of reduced fertility in Hoxa-10 mutant mice: uterine homeosis and loss of maternal Hoxa-10 expression.
Homeosis describes modifications of the anatomical themes and variations in body form.
Possible homeosis in flower development in cultivated soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]: Morphoanatomy and genetics.
Hox genes, homeosis, and the evolution of segment identity
Finally, some definitions in the glossary are incomplete (e.g., racemose), and other important ones, are missing (e.g., homeosis, homeology, determinate, indeterminate).
According to Sattler (1994) a 1:1 correspondence between structures that is the theoretical (static) criterion for homology is untenable and oversimplified, because of transformations of structures during development ("developmental hybridization") and the occurrence of homeosis, which may be partial or complete.
Other causes include heterotopy, the change of structural position, and homeosis, the replacement of a structure by another.