2. A word having the same sound as another, but differing from it in meaning and usually in spelling; as, all and awl; bare and bear; rite, write, right, and wright.

(Ho`mo*phon"ic Ho*moph"o*nous) a. [Gr. the same + sound, tone: cf. F. homophone.]

1. (Mus.) (a) Originally, sounding alike; of the same pitch; unisonous; monodic. (b) Now used for plain harmony, note against note, as opposed to polyphonic harmony, in which the several parts move independently, each with its own melody.

2. Expressing the same sound by a different combination of letters; as, bay and bey.

(Ho*moph"o*ny) n. [Gr. : cf. F. homophonie.]

1. Sameness of sound.

2. (Mus.) (a) Sameness of sound; unison. (b) Plain harmony, as opposed to polyphony. See Homophonous.

(Ho`mo*phyl"ic) a. (Biol.) Relating to homophily.

(Ho*moph"y*ly) n. [Homo- + Gr. a clan.] (Biol.) That form of homology due to common ancestry in opposition to homomorphy, to which genealogic basis is wanting. Haeckel.

(Ho"mo*plas`my) n. [Homo- + Gr. anything formed, fr. to form, mold.] (Biol.) Resemblance between different plants or animals, in external shape, in general habit, or in organs, which is not due to descent from a common ancestor, but to similar surrounding circumstances.

(Hom"o*plast) n. (Biol.) One of the plastids composing the idorgan of Haeckel; — also called homoörgan.

(Ho`mo*plas"tic) a. [Homo- + plastic.] Of or pertaining to homoplasty; as, homoplasticorgans; homoplastic forms.

(Ho"mo*plas`ty) n. [Homo- + plasty.] (Biol.) The formation of homologous tissues.

(Ho*mop"la*sy) n. [Homo- + Gr. to form, mold.] (Biol.) See Homogeny.

(Ho`mo*pol"ic) a. [Homo- + pole.] (Biol.) In promorphology, pertaining to or exhibiting that kind of organic form, in which the stereometric ground form is a pyramid, with similar poles. See Promorphology.

(Ho*mop"ter) n. (Zoöl.) One of the Homoptera.

(||Ho*mop"te*ra) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. the same, like + wing.] (Zoöl.) A suborder of Hemiptera, in which both pairs of wings are similar in texture, and do not overlap when folded, as in the cicada. See Hemiptera.

(Ho*mop"ter*an) n. (Zoöl.) An homopter.

(Ho*mop"ter*ous) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Homoptera.

(Ho"mo*styled) a. [Homo- + style.] (Bot.) Having only one form of pistils; — said of the flowers of some plants. Darwin.

(Ho`mo*sys*tem"ic) a. [Homo- + systemic.] (Biol.) Developing, in the case of multicellular organisms, from the same embryonic systems into which the secondary unit (gastrula or plant enbryo) differentiates.

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