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homologous chromosomes

plural noun
two chromosomes, one of paternal origin, the other of maternal origin, that are identical in appearance and pair during meiosis
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homologous chromosomes in Culture
homologous chromosomes [(huh-mol-uh-guhs)]

A pair of matching chromosomes in an organism, with one being inherited from each parent.

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