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homogenyHomogenie (ger.)

  • The quality of being homogenous; correspondence of structure due to common descent. (OED 2011)
    Structures which are genetically related, in so far as they have a single representative in a common ancestor, may be called homogenous. We may trace an homogeny between them, and speak of one as the homogen of the other
    Lankester, E.R. (1870). On the use of the term “homology” in modern zoology, and the distinction between “homogenetic” and “homoplastic” agreements. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 6, 34-43: 36.