AskDefine | Define homology

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homology n : the quality of being similar or corresponding in position or value or structure or function

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  1. A homologous relationship
  2. A correspondence of structures in two life forms with a common evolutionary origin, such as flippers and hands.
  3. The relationship between the elements in the same group of the periodic table, or between organic compounds in a homologous series
  4. A theory associating a system of quotient groups to each topological space
  5. A system of quotient groups associated to a topological space
  6. The presence of the same series of bases in related genes

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Homologous may refer to:
homology in German: Homologie
homology in Modern Greek (1453-): Ομολογία
homology in French: Homologie
homology in Hebrew: הומולוגיה
homology in Dutch: Homologie
homology in Japanese: 相同性
homology in Norwegian: Homologi
homology in Portuguese: Homologia
homology in Russian: Гомология (значения)
homology in Serbian: Хомологија (вишезначна одредница)

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