homotype

homotype

[hoh-muh-tahyp, hom-uh-]
noun Biology.
an organ or part having a structure similar to that of another organ or part; homologue.

Origin:
1830–40; homo- + type

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homotype ho·mo·type (hō'mə-tīp', hŏm'ə-)
n.
A part or organ that has the same structure or function as another, especially to a corresponding one on the opposite side of the body.


ho'mo·typ'ic (-tĭp'ĭk) or ho'mo·typ'i·cal adj.
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