Definition of Homoplastic

1. a. Of or pertaining to homoplasty; as, homoplasticorgans; homoplastic forms.



Definition of Homoplastic

1. Adjective. Of, or relating to homoplasy. ¹

2. Adjective. Of, or relating to the transplantation of tissue between individuals of the same species. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Homoplastic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Homoplastic

1. Similar in form and structure, but not in origin. Origin: homo-+ G. Plastos, formed (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Homoplastic

homophobically
homophone
homophones
homophonic
homophonies
homophonous
homophony
homophora
homophylic
homophylies
homophyly
homoplasies
homoplasmic
homoplasmy
homoplast
homoplastic (current term)
homoplastic graft
homoplasts
homoplasty
homoplasy
homopolar
homopolar generator
homopolic
homopolymer
homopolymer tailing
homopolymeric
homopolymerisation
homopolymerisations
homopolymerization
homopolymerizations

Literary usage of Homoplastic

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1. The Kansas University Science Bulletin by University of Kansas (1902)
"The many structural and phylogenetic differences which these diverse orders present render their many "convergent" or homoplastic features of peculiar ..."

2. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1870)
"... and homoplastic agreements. By E. KAY LANKESTER, BA Oxon. WHILST the adoption of the theory of evolution has broken down the notions at one time held by ..."

3. On Germinal Transplantation in Vertebrates by William Ernest Castle, John Charles Phillips (1911)
"In spite of this Knauer thought that homoplastic grafts were possible, though difficult. Fish (1899) experimented upon twenty rabbits with, he says, ..."

4. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1920)
"In the series of homoplastic transplantations, on the contrary, the transplant remained intact for a time, then underwent degenerative changes, and, ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1899)
"(d) A distinct origin of homoplastic leaves in distinct phyla, and disti^r generations (eg leaves of Bryophyta and of Pteridophyta). ..."

6. Internal Secretion and the Ductless Glands by Swale Vincent (1912)
"At the same tune the ovaries of the latter were removed from the normal position, and also grafted on to the peritoneum (homoplastic transplantation). ..."

7. Buffalo Medical Journal (1907)
"This was in a case of homoplastic ovarian grafting, and the patient had a miscarriage at the third month. The case was not properly safeguarded for ..."

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