Homoplasy



[huh-mop-luh-see, hoh-muh-plas-ee, -pley-see, hom-uh-] /həˈmɒp lə si, ˈhoʊ məˌplæs i, -ˌpleɪ si, ˈhɒm ə-/

noun, Biology.
1.
correspondence in form or structure, owing to a similar environment.

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