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[huh-moj-uh-nuh s, hoh-]
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  1. Biology. corresponding in structure because of a common origin.
  2. homogeneous.
  3. homoplastic.

Origin of homogenous

First recorded in 1865–70; homo- + -genous
Related formsnon·ho·mog·e·nous, adjective
Can be confusedheterogeneous heterogenous homogeneous homogenoushomogeneous homogenous
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Historical Examples

  • Homogenous: similar in structure due to a community of descent.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

British Dictionary definitions for homogenous


  1. another word for homogeneous (def. 1), homogeneous (def. 2), homogeneous (def. 3), homogeneous (def. 4)
  2. of, relating to, or exhibiting homogeny
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Word Origin and History for homogenous


erroneous for homogeneous.

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homogenous in Medicine


(hə-mŏjə-nəs, hō-)
  1. Of or exhibiting homogeny.
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