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homoplasty ho·mo·plas·ty (hō’mə-plās’-tē)
Surgical repair using grafts from an individual of the same species.


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    [hoh-muh-ploid, hom-uh-] /ˈhoʊ məˌplɔɪd, ˈhɒm ə-/ adjective, Genetics. 1. of an organism or a cell whose set of chromosomes exhibits the same degree of ploidy as an organism or cell with which it is compared.

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    [hoh-muh-poh-ler, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ məˈpoʊ lər, ˌhɒm ə-/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. of uniform polarity; not separated or changed into ions; not in activity. 2. Electricity. (def 1). /ˌhəʊməʊˈpəʊlə/ adjective 1. (chem) of uniform charge; not ionic; covalent: a homopolar bond

  • Homopolymer

    [hoh-muh-pol-uh-mer, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ məˈpɒl ə mər, ˌhɒm ə-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a consisting of a single species of monomer, as polyadenylic acid or polyglutamic acid. homopolymer ho·mo·pol·y·mer (hō’mə-pŏl’ə-mər) n. A polymer composed of identical monomeric units.

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