Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Something homologous; a homologous organ or part.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Something homologous; a homologous organ or part, chemical compound or a chromosome.
  • n. A word shared by two languages or dialects.
  • n. One of a group of similar DNA sequences that share a common ancestry.
  • n. A member of a homologous series

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That which is homologous to something else

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That which is homologous; something having the same relative position, proportion, value, or structure.

Etymologies

French, from Greek homologon, neuter of homologos, agreeing; see homologous.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French homologue. (Wiktionary)

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