Complete Definition of "homologous"

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Pronunciation
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Adjective
homologous

  1. Showing a degree of correspondence or similarity such that it suggests a common origin.

#biology corresponding to a similar structure in another life form with a common evolutionary origin e.g. flippers and hands
#chemistry belonging to a series of aliphatic organic compounds that differ only by the addition of a CH<sub>2</sub> group
#genetics having the same morphology as another chromosome

  1. homologous blood donation

Translations

German: homolog (1-4)
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Derived terms
homologous series

Related terms
homologue
homologize
homology

See also
autologous
heterologous

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