HyperDic: homologous

English > 2 senses of the word homologous:
ADJECTIVEallhomologoushaving the same evolutionary origin but not necessarily the same function
allhomologouscorresponding or similar in position or structure / structure or function or characteristics / characteristics
homologous > pronunciation
Soundshhahmaa'lahgahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > homologous: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving the same evolutionary origin but not necessarily the same function.
Example"the wing of a bat and the arm of a man are homologous"
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
Narrowerhomologic, homologicalSimilar in evolutionary origin but not in function
Oppositeanalogouscorresponding / corresponding in function but not in evolutionary origin
heterologous, heterologic, heterologicalnot corresponding / corresponding in structure or evolutionary origin
Spanishhomólogo
English > homologous: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningcorresponding or similar in position or structure / structure or function or characteristics / characteristics; especially derived from an organism of the same species.
Example"a homologous tissue graft"
Oppositeautologousderived from organisms of the selfsame individual
heterologousderived from organisms of a different but related species
Spanishhomólogo
Nounshomologythe quality of being similar or corresponding / corresponding in position or value or structure or function

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