Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Zoology Resemblance arising from common ancestry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. That form of homology due to common ancestry (phylogenetic homology), in opposition to homomorphy, to which genealogic basis is wanting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That form of homology due to common ancestry (phylogenetic homology), in opposition to homomorphy, to which genealogic basis is wanting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Identity of genetic relationships: opposed to homomorphism.

Etymologies

homo- + phyl(um) + -y2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
homo- + Ancient Greek φυλή (phulē, "clan") +‎ -y. (Wiktionary)

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