colinear

adjective
co·​lin·​ear | \ (ˌ)kō-ˈli-nē-ər How to pronounce colinear (audio) \

Definition of colinear

2 : having corresponding parts arranged in the same linear order a gene and the protein it determines are colinear

Other Words from colinear

colinearity \ (ˌ)kō-​ˌli-​nē-​ˈer-​ə-​tē How to pronounce colinear (audio) , -​ˈa-​rə-​ \ noun

First Known Use of colinear

1927, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Colinear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colinear. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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colinear

adjective
co·​lin·​ear | \ (ˈ)kō-ˈlin-ē-ər How to pronounce colinear (audio) \

Medical Definition of colinear

: having corresponding parts arranged in the same linear order good evidence…that the gene and its polypeptide product are colinear— J. D. Watson

Other Words from colinear

colinearity \ (ˌ)kō-​ˌlin-​ē-​ˈar-​ət-​ē How to pronounce colinear (audio) \ noun, plural colinearities

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