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Homozygous vs. Homologous

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Homozygousadjective

Of an organism in which both copies of a given gene have the same allele

Homologousadjective

Showing a degree of correspondence or similarity.

Homozygousadjective

having identical alleles at corresponding chromosomal loci;

‘these two fruit flies are homozygous for red eye color’;

Homologousadjective

(biology) Corresponding to a similar structure in another life form with a common evolutionary origin.

‘Flippers and hands are homologous structures.’;

Homologousadjective

(chemistry) Belonging to a series of aliphatic organic compounds that differ only by the addition of a CH2 group.

Homologousadjective

(genetics) Having the same morphology as another chromosome; relating to a homologue.

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Homologousadjective

Having the same relative position, proportion, value, or structure.

‘In similar polygons, the corresponding sides, angles, diagonals, etc., are homologous.’;

Homologousadjective

Having the same relative proportion or value, as the two antecedents or the two consequents of a proportion.

Homologousadjective

having the same evolutionary origin but serving different functions;

‘the wing of a bat and the arm of a man are homologous’;

Homologousadjective

corresponding or similar in position or structure or function or characteristics; especially derived from an organism of the same species;

‘a homologous tissue graft’; ‘a heterologous graft’;

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