nonhomologous

adjective
non·​ho·​mol·​o·​gous | \ ˌnän-hō-ˈmä-lə-gəs How to pronounce nonhomologous (audio) , -hə- \

Definition of nonhomologous

: being of unlike genetic constitution used of chromosomes of one set containing nonallelic genes… is done by facilitating genetic recombination of the ends of the elements with other, nonhomologous sequences.— John Abelson

First Known Use of nonhomologous

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonhomologous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonhomologous. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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nonhomologous

adjective
non·​ho·​mol·​o·​gous | \ ˈnän-hō-ˈmäl-ə-gəs, -hə- How to pronounce nonhomologous (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonhomologous

: being of unlike genetic constitution used of chromosomes of one set containing nonallelic genes

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