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ho·mo·gen·e·sis

(hō'mō-jen'ĕ-sis),
Production of offspring similar to the parents, in contrast to heterogenesis.
Synonym(s): homogeny
[homo- + G. genesis, production]

homogeny

(hə-mŏj′ə-nē, hō-)
n. pl. homoge·nies
Similarity of structure between organs or parts, possibly of dissimilar function, that are related by common descent.

homogeny

[hōmoj′ənē]
Etymology: Gk, homos + genos, kind
1 See homogenesis.
2 a likeness in structure or form that results from a common ancestral origin. Compare homoplasty.
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He was prepared to abandon any attempt to base homology on homogeny (common ancestry).
To shed light on Manhattan's trend toward homogeny, Klein called upon Patrice Evans, a well-respected black author.
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England is different because there is more homogeny, although there are regional differences.
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Her challenge to the ethnocentric homogeny of France and hope to create a new cultural movement based on the diversity of the colonized would be reflected in the black cultural and literary journal La Revue du monde noir (1931-1932).
Time exacerbates inbreeding depression because genetic homogeny becomes more acute over time, whereas time permits greater differentiation in the context of outbreeding depression.
Above all, he is to be thanked for keeping us from slipping deeper into the boring grey homogeny of John Major's classless society.
Unfortunately the majority of these devices were "me too" exercises that got lost in a sea of homogeny.