homologous

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ho·mol·o·gous

adjective \hō-ˈmä-lə-gəs, hə-\

Definition of HOMOLOGOUS

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 usually arranged in the same order <homologous chromosomes>
b :  belonging to or consisting of a chemical series whose successive members have a regular difference in composition especially of one methylene group
2
:  derived from or developed in response to organisms of the same species

Origin of HOMOLOGOUS

Greek homologos agreeing, from hom- + legein to say — more at legend
First Known Use: 1660

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

Rhymes with HOMOLOGOUS

ho·mol·o·gous

adjective \hō-ˈmäl-ə-gəs, hə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HOMOLOGOUS

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 usually 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 \-lē\ adverb

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