American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Something homologous; a homologous organ or part.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which is homologous; something having the same relative position, proportion, value, or structure. Thus, the corresponding sides, etc., of similar geometrical figures are homologues; the members of a homologous series in chemistry are homologues; an organ agreeing in the plan of its structure with a corresponding organ in a different animal, though differing in function, is a homologue of this corresponding organ. See analogue, 4.
- n. Something homologous; a homologous organ or part, chemical compound or a chromosome.
- n. linguistics A word shared by two languages or dialects.
- n. genetics One of a group of similar DNA sequences that share a common ancestry.
- n. organic chemistry A member of a homologous series
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That which is homologous to something else
- From French homologue. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Greek homologon, neuter of homologos, agreeing; see homologous. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The parts which stand in such a relation to each other are said to be homologous, and one such part or organ is called the homologue of the other.”
“The ring of the third division is the "homologue" of the ring of the fifth, the appendage of the former is the homologue of the appendage of the latter.”
“This is the psychological homologue of the “Divine Wrath” that roasted Christ.”
“In Dictyostelium, three genes required for such a mechanism was found, one of which has the name Cbl. "This is entirely unexpected," note the researchers, "because it is the first time that a Cbl homologue has been observed outside the animal kingdom.”
“In contrast, the allergenic tropomyosins are all from invertebrates such as insects, crustaceans and nematodes and at most are only 55% identical to the closest human homologue , said Dr Heimo Breiteneder of the Medical University of Vienna.”
“White House leader George W. Bush follows in the footprints of his French homologue, Nicolas Sarkozy, as far as the public behavior is concerned.”
“Francois Fillon, the French PM, visited his homologue in Algeria a couple days ago.”
“The ring of the third division is the “homologue” of the ring of the fifth, the appendage of the former is the homologue of the appendage of the latter.”
“SACRO, of course, is not "a voluntary organisation that works to cut offending" but is, like its English homologue NACRO, a pro-criminal pressure group that works to cut punishment for criminals.”
“Il a déclaré la guerre à son homologue fédéral, Stephen Harper.”
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