(usually uncountable, plural homophylies)
- (biology, archaic) That form of homology due to common ancestry (phylogenetic homology), in opposition to homomorphy, to which genealogic basis is wanting.
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homo- + Ancient Greek Ï†Ï…Î»Î® (phulÄ“, “clan") +"Ž -y.