Homology Definition

hə-mŏlə-jē, hō-
homologies
noun
The quality or state of being homologous.
Webster's New World
A homologous correspondence or relationship, as of animal organs, chemical compounds, etc.
Webster's New World
The relation of the elements of a periodic family or group.
American Heritage
The relation of the organic compounds forming a homologous series.
American Heritage Science
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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A topological classification of configurations into distinct types that imposes an algebraic structure or hierarchy on families of geometric figures.
American Heritage Science

Other Word Forms of Homology

Noun

Singular:
homology
Plural:
homologies

Origin of Homology

  • Greek homologiā agreement from homologos agreeing homologous

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

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