homologous meaning

Pronunciation:   "homologous" in a sentence
Adjective: homologous  hu'mólugus
  1. Having the same evolutionary origin but not necessarily the same function
    "the wing of a bat and the arm of a man are homologous" 
  2. Corresponding or similar in position or structure or function or characteristics; especially derived from an organism of the same species
    "a homologous tissue graft"

See also: homologic, homological, homology

Antonym: analogous, autologous, heterologous

Encyclopedia: Homologous


[Medicine]
adj
1
a : having the same relative position, value, or structure: as (1) : exhibiting biological homology (2) : having the same or allelic genes with genetic loci usu. arranged in the same order ‹homologous chromosomes›
b : belonging to or consisting of a chemical series whose members exhibit homology
2
a : derived from or involving organisms of the same species ‹homologous tissue grafts› —compare AUTOLOGOUS, HETEROLOGOUS 1
b : relating to or being immunity or a serum produced by or containing a specific antibody corresponding to a specific antigen — ho·mol·o·gous·ly adv

Examples

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  1. stereoisomerism is encountered in the homologous series.
  2. each of the 46 chromosomes is a member of a homologous pair.
  3. each type evokes antibodies which protect against the homologous.
  4. the alkanes form a homologous series of general formula h.
  5. homologous parts, as has been remarked by some authors, tend to cohere.

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