homolog

[ hoh-muh-lawg, -log, hom-uh- ]
/ ˈhoʊ məˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg, ˈhɒm ə- /

noun

QUIZZES

This Word Of The Day Quiz Is Far From Thersitical
Have you mastered the meaning of phronesis? How about plethoric? Take the quiz on the words from the week of February 17 to 23 to find out.
Question 1 of 7
Lincolnesque

Definition for homolog (2 of 2)

homologue

or ho·mo·log

[ hoh-muh-lawg, -log, hom-uh- ]
/ ˈhoʊ məˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg, ˈhɒm ə- /

noun

something homologous.
Chemistry. any member of a homologous series of organic compounds: Ethane is a homologue of the alkane series.

Origin of homologue

1840–50; < French < Greek homólogon, neuter of homólogos homologous
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for homolog

homologue

sometimes US homolog

/ (ˈhɒməˌlɒɡ) /

noun

biology a homologous part or organ
chem any homologous compound
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for homolog

homologue

n.

Something homologous, as an organ or part.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for homolog

homologue
homolog (hŏmə-lôg′, hōmə-)

A homologous organ or part.
A homologous chromosome.
A homologous chemical compound. Compare analog.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.