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homological

[hoh-muh-loj-i-kuh l, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ məˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌhɒm ə-/
adjective
Also, homologic.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; homolog(y) + -ical
Related forms
homologically, adverb
unhomologic, adjective
unhomological, adjective
unhomologically, adverb
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  • It is important to specify what the homological formulation does not accomplish.
British Dictionary definitions for homological

homologous

/həʊˈmɒləɡəs; hɒ-/
adjective
1.
having a related or similar position, structure, etc
2.
(chem) (of a series of organic compounds) having similar characteristics and structure but differing by a number of CH2 groups
3.
(med)
  1. (of two or more tissues) identical in structure
  2. (of a vaccine) prepared from the infecting microorganism
4.
(biology) (of organs and parts) having the same evolutionary origin but different functions: the wing of a bat and the paddle of a whale are homologous Compare analogous (sense 2)
5.
(maths) (of elements) playing a similar role in distinct figures or functions
Derived Forms
homologically, adverb
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