1 having the same evolutionary origin but serving different functions; "the wing of a bat and the arm of a man are homologous" [ant: analogous, heterologous]
2 corresponding or similar in position or structure or function or characteristics; especially derived from an organism of the same species; "a homologous tissue graft" [ant: heterologous, autologous]
- Showing a degree of correspondence or similarity such that it suggests a common origin.
- corresponding to a similar structure in another life form with a common evolutionary origin e.g. flippers and hands
- belonging to a series of aliphatic organic compounds that differ only by the addition of a CH2 group
- having the same morphology as another chromosome
- homologous blood donation
- That which is or are derived from the same ancestral structure, base or origination.
- German: homolog (1-4)
Homology may refer to:
- Homology (anthropology), analogy between human beliefs, practices or artifacts due to genetic or historical connections.
- Homology (biology): similar structures due to shared ancestry.
- Homology (chemistry): a compound of a series differing only by repeated units
- Homology (mathematics), a procedure to associate a sequence of abelian groups or modules with a given mathematical object.
- Homology (sociology), a structural 'resonance' between the different elements making up a socio-cultural whole.
- Homology modeling, a method of protein structure prediction
Homologous may refer to:
homologous in German: Homologie
homologous in Modern Greek (1453-): Ομολογία
homologous in French: Homologie
homologous in Hebrew: הומולוגיה
homologous in Dutch: Homologie
homologous in Japanese: 相同性
homologous in Norwegian: Homologi
homologous in Portuguese: Homologia
homologous in Russian: Гомология (значения)
homologous in Serbian: Хомологија (вишезначна одредница)