Homology meaning

hə-mŏlə-jē, hō-
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A homologous relationship or correspondence.
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(mathematics) A system of quotient groups associated to a topological space.
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The definition of homology is two or more things having the same position or structure.

An example of homology in biology is the human arm and the wing of a bird.

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The quality or condition of being homologous.
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(mathematics) A topological classification of configurations into distinct types that imposes an algebraic structure or hierarchy on families of geometric figures.
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The quality or state of being homologous.
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A homologous correspondence or relationship, as of animal organs, chemical compounds, etc.
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A homologous relationship or correspondence.
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The relation of the chemical elements of a periodic family or group.
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The relation of the organic compounds forming a homologous series.
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A topological classification of configurations into distinct types that imposes an algebraic structure or hierarchy on families of geometric figures.
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A homologous relationship.
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(biology) A correspondence of structures in two life forms with a common evolutionary origin, such as flippers and hands.
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(chemistry) The relationship between the elements in the same group of the periodic table, or between organic compounds in a homologous series.
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(mathematics) A theory associating a system of quotient groups to each topological space.
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(genetics) The presence of the same series of bases in related genes.
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Origin of homology

  • Greek homologiā agreement from homologos agreeing homologous

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