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  • n. paralogism
  • n. A paralogous relationship

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. False reasoning; paralogism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. False reasoning; paralogism.


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  • Although sequence similarities among some of the rod and hook proteins were noted in early analyses 24, the degree of paralogy for the ancestral set of flagellar genes, and its implications for the origins of the bacterial flagellum, have gone unrecognized.

    Update on PNAS flagellum paper - The Panda's Thumb

  • The resulting network, involving only 10 of the 24 core genes, provided a very conservative view of the relationships and paralogy among the core genes but showed that flagellar genes were derived largely from other flagellar genes with apparently little input from other coding sequences.

    Update on PNAS flagellum paper - The Panda's Thumb

  • Nevertheless, capital also demands the continual re-invention of the “new” in the form of new language games and new denotative statements, and so, paradoxically, a certain paralogy is required by the system itself.


  • It was not till they reached the dessert stage that his lordship indulged in any very informative comment, and then he recounted to Stephen the details of a recent case in which he considered that the presiding judge had, by an unprecedented paralogy, misinterpreted the law of evidence.

    The Best British Short Stories of 1922

  • There is also general agreement that the common cnidarian / bilaterian ancestor possessed "anterior" Hox (HOX1 and HOX2 paralogy groups) and ParaHox (GSX) genes, but lacked HOX3 and "median" (HOX4-8) Hox genes (e.g. [39]).

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Evolutionary-based approaches for the identification of structurally and functionally important residues in protein sequences have focused on sequence homology, phylogenetic tracing of structurally-important residues (ET) and confirmation of orthology (as opposed to paralogy).

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • The phylogenetic conflict in the Silene SlX1 / Y1 gene cannot be explained by paralogy or artefacts, such as in vitro recombination during PCR.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles

  • That’s because the paralogy has not been detected by anyone else, except for the axial proteins and FliN-FliM.

    Update on PNAS flagellum paper - The Panda's Thumb

  • Carvel, "within their limits, are works of art;" The Inside of the Cup "is no more than a compendium of paralogy, as silly and smattering as a speech by William Jennings Bryan or a shocker by Jane Addams.

    A Book of Prefaces


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