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(Ho`mœ*o*zo"ic) a. [Gr. like + life.] (Zoöl.) Pertaining to, or including, similar forms or kinds of life; as, homœozoic belts on the earth's surface. E. Forbes.

(Ho*mog"a*mous) a. [Gr. married together; the same + marriage.] (Bot.) Having all the flowers alike; — said of such composite plants as Eupatorium, and the thistels.

(Ho*mog"a*my) n. (Bot.) The condition of being homogamous.

(Ho`mo*gan"gli*ate) a. [Homo- + gangliate.] (Zoöl.) Having the ganglia of the nervous system symmetrically arranged, as in certain invertebrates; — opposed to heterogangliate.

(Ho"mo*gene) a. [Cf. F. homogène.] Homogeneous. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

(Ho`mo*ge"ne*al) a. Homogeneous.

(Ho`mo*ge"ne*al*ness), n. Homogeneousness.

(Ho`mo*ge*ne"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. homogénéité.] Same as Homogeneousness.

(Ho`mo*ge"ne*ous) a. [Gr. the same + race, kind: cf. F. homogène. See Same, and Kin.]

1. Of the same kind of nature; consisting of similar parts, or of elements of the like nature; — opposed to heterogeneous; as, homogeneous particles, elements, or principles; homogeneous bodies.

2. (Alg.) Possessing the same number of factors of a given kind; as, a homogeneous polynomial.

(Ho`mo*ge"ne*ous*ness), n. Sameness 9kind or nature; uniformity of structure or material.

(Ho`mo*gen"e*sis) n. [Homo- + genesis.] (Biol.) That method of reproduction in which the successive generations are alike, the offspring, either animal or plant, running through the same cycle of existence as the parent; gamogenesis; — opposed to heterogenesis.

(Ho`mo*ge*net"ic) a. (Biol.) Homogenous; — applied to that class of homologies which arise from similarity of structure, and which are taken as evidences of common ancestry.

(Ho*mog"e*nous) a. (Biol.) Having a resemblance in structure, due to descent from a common progenitor with subsequent modification; homogenetic; — applied both to animals and plants. See Homoplastic.

(Ho*mog"e*ny) n. [Gr. the same + race, kind.]

1. Joint nature. [Obs.] Bacon.

2. (Biol.) The correspondence of common descent; — a term used to supersede homology by Lankester, who also used homoplasy to denote any superinduced correspondence of position and structure in parts embryonically distinct Thus, there is homogeny between the fore limb of a mammal and the wing of a bird; but the right and left ventricles of the heart in both are only in homoplasy with each other, these having arisen independently since the divergence of both groups from a univentricular ancestor.

(Ho*mog"o*nous), a. [Gr. . See Homogeneous.] (Bot.) Having all the flowers of a plant alike in respect to the stamens and pistils.

(Ho*mog"o*ny) n. (Bot.) The condition of having homogonous flowers.

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