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- n. serial homology
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A term suggested by Haeckel to be instead of serial homology. See homotype.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In biology: Serial homology; the structural correlation or correspondence between any two segments of the body. Hence— That kind of general homology which may be observed between parts or organs which are symmetrical, or fellows of each other, as right and left; the homology of reversed repetition of parts on opposite halves or across a given axis.
See homotype. Introduced by Ernst Haeckel. (Wiktionary)
General homology, in Gegenbaur's sense, relates to resemblances of organs within the organism, and includes four kinds of resemblance, homotypy, homodynamy, homonomy and homonymy.