noun, plural: homologies

(1) A degree of similarity, as in position or structure, and that may indicate a common origin; a correspondence of structure

(2) (evolutionary biology) A state of similarity in structure and anatomical position but not necessarily in function between different organisms indicating a common ancestry or evolutionary origin

(3) (genetics) A condition denoting to the pair of chromosomes having corresponding genes for a particular trait or characteristic


Word origin: Greek homologia agreement, from homologos agreeing


Related term(s):

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Homology&oldid=98242"
First | Previous (Homologue) | Next (Homonymous hemianopia) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.