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Meaning of HOMOLOGOUS

Pronunciation:  hu'mâlugus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  corresponding or similar in position or structure or function or characteristics; especially derived from an organism of the same species; "a homologous tissue graft"
  2. [adj]  (biology) having the same evolutionary origin but serving different functions; "the wing of a bat and the arm of a man are homologous"
 

HOMOLOGOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: homologic, homological
 
 Antonyms: analogous, autologous, heterologic, heterological, heterologous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ho*mol"o*gous\, a. [Gr. ? assenting, agreeing; ? the
same + ? speech, discourse, proportion, ? to say, speak.]
Having the same relative position, proportion, value, or
structure. Especially:
(a) (Geom.) Corresponding in relative position and
    proportion.

          In similar polygons, the corresponding sides,
          angles, diagonals, etc., are homologous. --Davies &
                                               Peck (Math.
                                               Dict.).
(b) (Alg.) Having the same relative proportion or value, as
    the two antecedents or the two consequents of a
    proportion.
(c) (Chem.) Characterized by homology; belonging to the same
    type or series; corresponding in composition and
    properties. See {Homology}, 3.
(d) (Biol.) Being of the same typical structure; having like
    relations to a fundamental type to structure; as, those
    bones in the hand of man and the fore foot of a horse are
    homologous that correspond in their structural relations,
    that is, in their relations to the type structure of the
    fore limb in vertebrates.

{Homologous stimulus}. (Physiol.) See under {Stimulus}.



 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Two anatomical structures or behavioral traits within different organisms which originated from a structure or trait of their common ancestral organism. The structures or traits in their current forms may not necessarily perform the same functions in each organism, nor perform the functions it did in the common ancestor. They may even have become completely unused and therefore vestigial. Compare analogy.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: analogous, answering, approximate, approximating, approximative, close, coequal, comparable, complemental, complementary, correspondent, corresponding, equipollent, equivalent, like, near, proximate, reciprocal, reciprocative, relatable, similar, tantamount
 

 

 

 

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