homogeny [huh-moj-uh-nee, hoh-] Word Origin noun Biology.
- correspondence in form or structure, owing to a common origin.
Origin of homogeny First recorded in 1620–30, homogeny is from the Greek word homogéneia community of origin. See, British Dictionary definitions for homogeny homogeny noun
- biology similarity in structure of individuals or parts because of common ancestry
Word Origin for homogeny C19: from Greek homogeneia community of origin, from homogenēs of the same kind Word Origin and History for homogeny n.
1620s, “uniformity of nature;” by 1856 in biological sense, from Greek homogeneia “community of origin,” from homogene “of the same race or kind” (see).
homogeny in Medicine homogeny [hə-mŏj′ə-nē, hō-] n.
- Similarity of structure between organs or parts, possibly of dissimilar function, that are related by common descent.