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n. pl. ho·mog·e·nies
Similarity of structure between organs or parts, possibly of dissimilar function, that are related by common descent.
[Greek homogeneia, community of origin, from homogenēs, of the same race, family, kind; see homogeneous.]
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(Biology) biology similarity in structure of individuals or parts because of common ancestry
[C19: from Greek homogeneia community of origin, from homogenēs of the same kind]
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