Homologous Definition

hə-mŏlə-gəs, hō-
Corresponding in structure, position, character, etc.
Webster's New World
Similar in structure and evolutionary origin, though not necessarily in function, as the flippers of a seal and the hands of a human.
American Heritage
Of a serum given to and derived from the same species.
Webster's New World
Relating to the correspondence between an antigen and the antibody produced in response to it.
American Heritage Medicine
Corresponding in basic type of structure and deriving from a common primitive origin.
The wing of a bat and the foreleg of a mouse are homologous.
Webster's New World

Origin of Homologous

  • From Greek homologos agreeing homo- homo- logos word, proportion leg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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