homotaxis or ho·mo·tax·y [hoh-muh-tak-sis, hom-uh-] Word Origin noun
- a similarity of arrangement, as of geologic strata or fossil assemblages that have the same relative position but are not necessarily contemporaneous.
Origin of homotaxis First recorded in 1860–65;+ Related formsho·mo·tax·ic, ho·mo·tax·i·al [hoh-muh-tak-see-uh l, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ məˈtæk si əl, ˌhɒm ə-/, adjectiveho·mo·tax·i·al·ly, adverb British Dictionary definitions for homotaxial homotaxis noun
- similarity of composition and arrangement in rock strata of different ages or in different regions
Derived Formshomotaxic or homotaxial, adjectivehomotaxially, adverb