|homologous, homological or homologic (həʊˈmɒləɡəs, hɒ-, ˌhəʊməˈlɒdʒɪkəl, ˌhɒm-)|
|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|
|a. (of two or more tissues) identical in structure|
|b. (of a vaccine) prepared from the infecting microorganism|
|4.||biology Compare analogous (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|
|5.||maths (of elements) playing a similar role in distinct figures or functions|
|homological, homological or homologic|
|homologic, homological or homologic|
|homo'logically, homological or homologic|
homologous ho·mol·o·gous (hə-mŏl'ə-gəs, hō-)
Corresponding or similar in position, value, structure, or function.
Similar in structure and evolutionary origin, though not necessarily in function.
Relating to the correspondence between an antigen and the antibody produced in response to it.
Having the same morphology and linear sequence of gene loci as another chromosome.
Belonging to or being a series of organic compounds each successive member of which differs from the preceding member by a constant increment, especially by an added CH2 group.
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