homologous definition

  • adjective:
    • Corresponding or similar constantly in place, worth, structure, or purpose.
    • Biology Similar in framework and evolutionary source, though not always in function, as flippers of a seal and the fingers of a person.
    • Immunology Relating to the correspondence between an antigen therefore the antibody produced in a reaction to it.
    • Genetics getting the same morphology and linear sequence of gene loci as another chromosome.
    • Chemistry owned by or being a number of natural compounds each successive person in which is different from the preceding member by a continuing increment, especially by an added CH2 group.
    • Showing a degree of correspondence or similarity.
    • Corresponding in general position and proportion.
    • getting the same relative percentage or worth, given that two antecedents or perhaps the two consequents of a proportion.
    • Characterized by homology; of the exact same type or series; corresponding in structure and properties. See Homology, 3.
    • Being of the same typical construction; having like relations to a fundamental type to construction; as, those bones inside hand of man and the fore-foot of a horse are homologous that correspond in their structural relations, that is, in their relations into type structure of fore limb in vertebrates.
    • corresponding or similar constantly in place or structure or function or traits; specially derived from an organism of the same species
    • getting the same evolutionary beginning however always equivalent purpose
  • others:
    • obtaining the same general position, proportion, worth, or construction; having communication or likeness.
    • In pathology, noting a neoplasm consists of areas of the identical kind as those of component from where it springs: distinguished from heterologous.

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