(1) Derived from the tissues or DNA of a member of the same species. cf heterologous, autologous, homologous recombination. (2) Of genes, similar in sequence, cf. analogous.
- (biology) having the same evolutionary origin but serving different functions 2. [adj] - corresponding or similar in position or structure or function or characteristicsFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=homologous
Derived from the same ancestral structure.
Found on http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/pe/2000_1/retinal/gloss.htm
Homologous: The relationship between two chromosomes that are paired and so are homologs of each other.Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3779
[ Greek ... 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 ...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/H/57
Corresponding in structure, position, origin, etc., such as the feathers of a bird and the scales of a fish, the antigen and its specific antibody, the allelic chromosomes. ... Compare: analogous. ... Origin: Gr. Homologos = agreeing, correspondent ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
(ho-mol´ә-gәs) corresponding in structure, position, origin, or other aspects. allogeneic. pertaining to an antibody and the antigen that elicited its production.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (a.) 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. • (a.) Having the same relati...Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/homologous/
(Gr. homologos agreeing, correspondent) corresponding in structure, position, origin, etc., as (a) the feathers of a bird and the scales of a fish, (b) antigen and its specific antibody, (c) allelic chromosomes. Cf. analogous.Found on http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/DIC/dictio39.html
homologous 1. Used of structures of traits having common ancestry but not necessarily retaining similarity of structure, function, or behaviour. 2. Sharing a similar or related structure, position, function, or value. 2. In biology, sharing the same origin but having a different function, as do, e.g., the wing of a bird and the fin of a fish. 3. In...Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/2791/3
In physiology, homologous means corresponding in type of structure; thus, the human arm, the foreleg of a horse, the wing of a bird, and the swimming-paddle of a dolphin or whale, being all composed essentially of the same structural elements, are said to be homologous, though they are adapted for quite different functions.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/BH.HTM
In geometry, homologous means corresponding in relative position and proportion.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/GH.HTM
Type: Term Pronunciation: hō-mol′ō-gŭs Definitions: 1. In biology or zoology, denoting organs or parts corresponding in evolutionary origin and similar to some extent in structure, but not necessarily similar in function. 2. In chemistry, denoting a single chemical series, differing by fixed increments. 3. In genetics, denoting...Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=41373
In biology, a term describing an organ or structure possessed by members of different taxonomic groups (for example, species, genera, families, orders) that originally derived from the same structure in a common ancestor. The wing of a bat, the arm of a monkey, and the flipper of a seal are homologous because they all derive from the forelimb of an...Found on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0008031.html
adjective, Greek homos = same, and logos = word, hence a part with similar morphology but different function.Found on http://www.anatomy.usyd.edu.au/glossary/glossary.cgi?
See graft.Found on http://www.ada.org/glossaryforprofessionals.aspx
Organs or parts which exhibit similarity in structure, in position with reference to other parts, and in mode of development, but not necessarily similarity of function, are said to be homologous.Found on http://www.earthlife.net/insects/glossary.html
Related or similar in characteristics.Found on http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/glossary/glossary.asp
Related in origin or morphologyFound on http://www.gardenology.org/wiki/Glossary_of_Gardening_Terms
Having the same evolutionary origin but serving different functions. Found on http://www.cat-world.com.au/glossary
Describes the two similar chromosomes that form a pair in a diploid cell.Found on http://assoc.garden.org/courseweb/course1/glossary.htm
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