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homologous Explained

homologous at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[hə'mɔləgəs]

homologous at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1660, from Gk. homologos "agreeing, of one mind," from homos "same" + logos "relation, reasoning, computation," related to legein "reckon, select, speak." ///

homologous at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

22 Moby Thesaurus words for "homologous":
analogous, answering, approximate, approximating, approximative,
close, coequal, comparable, complemental, complementary,
correspondent, corresponding, equipollent, equivalent, like, near,
proximate, reciprocal, reciprocative, relatable, similar,
tantamount

homologous at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Uniformity): uniform, homogeneous, homologous, of a piece, consistent, monotonous, even, invariable, regular, unchanged, undeviating, unvaried, unvarying, unsegmented.

[ADJ] (Equality [Sameness of quantity or degree]): equal, even, level, monotonous, symmetrical, coordinate, on a par with, on a level with, on a footing with, up to the mark, equivalent, tantamount, indistinguishable, homologous, synonymous, resolvable into, convertible, much the same as, the same thing as, as good as, all one, all the same, equalized, drawn, half and half, isochronal, isochronous, isobath , isobathic .

Homologous at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Homologous \Ho*mol"o*gous\, a. [Gr. ? assenting, agreeing; ? the
same + ? speech, discourse, proportion, ? to say, speak.]
Having the same relative position, proportion, value, or
structure. Especially:
(a) (Geom.) Corresponding in relative position and
proportion.

In similar polygons, the corresponding sides,
angles, diagonals, etc., are homologous. --Davies &
Peck (Math.
Dict.).
(b) (Alg.) Having the same relative proportion or value, as
the two antecedents or the two consequents of a
proportion.
(c) (Chem.) Characterized by homology; belonging to the same
type or series; corresponding in composition and
properties. See {Homology}, 3.
(d) (Biol.) Being of the same typical structure; having like
relations to a fundamental type to structure; as, those
bones in the hand of man and the fore foot of a horse are
homologous that correspond in their structural relations,
that is, in their relations to the type structure of the
fore limb in vertebrates.

{Homologous stimulus}. (Physiol.) See under {Stimulus}.

homologous at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

homologous
adj 1: having the same evolutionary origin but serving different
functions; "the wing of a bat and the arm of a man are
homologous" [ant: {analogous}, {heterologous}]
2: corresponding or similar in position or structure or
function or characteristics; especially derived from an
organism of the same species; "a homologous tissue graft"
[ant: {heterologous}, {autologous}]

homologous at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Pronunciation

* Inter: audio » en-us-homologous.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective

Inter: en-ad » j
  • Showing a degree of correspondence or similarity.

  • :# Inter: biolog » y Corresponding to a similar structure in another life form with a common evolutionary origin.
    :#* Inter: RQ:Schuster Hepaticae V » 4
    :#*: Lobules, homologous in structure, recur again only in the Gondwanalandic families Lepidolaenaceae and Jubulopsidaceae thus in the Lepidolaenineae.
    :#: Flippers and hands are homologous structures.
    :# Inter: chemistr » y Belonging to a series of aliphatic organic compounds that differ only by the addition of a CH2 group.
    :# Inter: genetic » s Having the same morphology as another chromosome.

    Usage notes

    * Inter: biolog » y For a discussion of the use of the term "homology" (and by association "homologous") in biology, see: Patterson, Colin. "Homology in Classical and Molecular Biology." Molecular Biology and Evolution 5, no. 6 (November 1988): 603-625. http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/5/6/603.pdf (accessed 18 December 2009; archived 18 December 2009, http://www.webcitation.org/5m7rn4rCe )

    Antonyms

    * heterologous

    Derived terms

    * homologous series
    • homologous blood donation

      Related terms

      * homologue
    • homologize
    • homology
    • autologous

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » showing a degree of correspondence
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|samankaltainen
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|homologue|m|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|homolog
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|homólogo

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » (biology) corresponding to a similar structure in another life form
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|homologinen
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|homologue|m|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|homolog
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|homólogo

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » (chemistry) belonging to a series of aliphatic organic compounds
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|homologinen
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|homologue|m|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|homolog
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|homólogo

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » (genetics) having the same morphology as another chromosome
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|homologní
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|homologinen
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|homologue|m|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: homolog
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|homólogo

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » homologous
    Translation: fa » homologous
    Translation: fr » homologous
    Translation: io » homologous
    Translation: kn » homologous
    Translation: hu » homologous
    Translation: pl » homologous
    Translation: ta » homologous
    Translation: vi » homologous
    Translation: zh » homologous