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[huh-moj-uh-nuh s, hoh-] /həˈmɒdʒ ə nəs, hoʊ-/
Biology. corresponding in structure because of a common origin.
Origin of homogenous
1865-70; homo- + -genous
Related forms
nonhomogenous, adjective
Can be confused
homogeneous, homogenous. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for homogenous
  • Icelanders make attractive subjects for geneticists because of the homogenous nature of the population.
  • The music is deafening, the feel homogenous.
  • The academy is composed largely of young male adults and is more homogenous than military bases.
  • The business imperative to meet travellers' basic needs is what makes hotels seem so homogenous.
  • The article also seems to make the assumption that 'law' is a homogenous profession.
  • In the most diverse communities, neighbors trust one another about half as much as they do in the most homogenous settings.
  • The constitutional promise of equality would not be necessary in a society composed of a single homogenous mass.
  • Many fear that the university will be seen as intellectually homogenous.
  • One cautionary tale about the perils of relying on a homogenous food source revolves around the humble potato.
  • Not only was the signature of corn dominant, it was remarkably homogenous across the country in different restaurants, she added.
British Dictionary definitions for homogenous


another word for homogeneous (sense 1), homogeneous (sense 2), homogeneous (sense 3), homogeneous (sense 4)
of, relating to, or exhibiting homogeny
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Word Origin and History for homogenous

erroneous for homogeneous.

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homogenous in Medicine

homogenous ho·mog·e·nous (hə-mŏj'ə-nəs, hō-)
Of or exhibiting homogeny.

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homogenous in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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