ho·​mo·​logue | \ ˈhō-mə-ˌlȯg How to pronounce homologue (audio) , ˈhä-, -ˌläg \
variants: or homolog

Definition of homologue

: something (such as a chemical compound or a chromosome) homologous

Examples of homologue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When there really isn't even the vaguest homologue at all, though, Murzin's technique loses its advantage. Oliver Morton, WIRED, "Gene Machine," 1 July 2001

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First Known Use of homologue

1848, in the meaning defined above

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“Homologue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homologue. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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variants: or homolog \ ˈhō-​mə-​ˌlȯg How to pronounce homolog (audio) , ˈhäm-​ə-​ How to pronounce homolog (audio) , -​ˌläg \

Medical Definition of homologue

: something (as a chemical compound or a chromosome) that is homologous

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