homogenous

[ huh-moj-uh-nuh s, hoh- ]
/ həˈmɒdʒ ə nəs, hoʊ- /

adjective

Biology. corresponding in structure because of a common origin.

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Origin of homogenous

First recorded in 1865–70; homo- + -genous

OTHER WORDS FROM homogenous

non·ho·mog·e·nous, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH homogenous

heterogeneous heterogenous homogeneous homogenoushomogeneous homogenous
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British Dictionary definitions for homogenous

homogenous
/ (həˈmɒdʒɪnəs) /

adjective

of, relating to, or exhibiting homogeny
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Medical definitions for homogenous

homogenous
[ hə-mŏjə-nəs, hō- ]

adj.

Of or exhibiting homogeny.
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