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[huh-mon-uh-muh s, hoh-] /həˈmɒn ə məs, hoʊ-/
of the nature of homonyms; having the same name.
Origin of homonymous
1615-25; < Latin homōnymus < Greek homṓnymos of the same name, equivalent to hom(o)- homo- + -ōnymos named, adj. derivative of ónyma name, -onym (for vowel lengthening see anonymous); see -ous
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homonymously, adverb Unabridged
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1620s, from Latin homonymus, from Greek homonymos "having the same name" (see homonym). Homonymy "quality of being homonymous" is from 1590s.

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homonymous in Medicine

homonymous ho·mon·y·mous (hō-mŏn'ə-məs, hə-)

  1. Having the same name.

  2. Relating to the same sides of a field of vision.

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