homoplasty


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homoplasty

 [ho´mo-plas″te]
2. similarity between organs or their parts not due to common ancestry.

homoplasty

(hō′mə-plăs′tē)
n.
Surgical repair using grafts from an individual of the same species.

homoplasty

[hō′məplas′tē]
Etymology: Gk, homos + plassein, to mold
having a likeness in form or structure acquired through similar environmental conditions or parallel evolution rather than resulting from common ancestral origin. Compare homogeny. homoplastic, adj.

ho·mo·plas·ty

(hō'mō-plas-tē)
Repair of a defect with a homograft.

homoplasty

1. operative replacement of lost parts or tissues by similar parts from another individual of the same species.
2. similarity between organs or their parts not due to common ancestry.
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