homologize

[huh-mol-uh-jahyz, hoh-]

verb (used with object), ho·mol·o·gized, ho·mol·o·giz·ing.

to make or show to be homologous.

verb (used without object), ho·mol·o·gized, ho·mol·o·giz·ing.

to be homologous; correspond.

Nearby words

  1. homolecithal,
  2. homolog,
  3. homologate,
  4. homological,
  5. homologically,
  6. homologous,
  7. homologous chromosome,
  8. homologous chromosomes,
  9. homologous graft,
  10. homologous stimulus

Also especially British, ho·mol·o·gise.

Origin of homologize

First recorded in 1710–20; homolog(ous) + -ize

Related formsho·mol·o·giz·er, nounun·ho·mol·o·gized, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for homologize

homologize

homologise

verb

to be, show to be, or make homologous
Derived Formshomologizer or homologiser, noun

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Word Origin and History for homologize

homologize

v.

1733, "to be homologous;" 1811, "to make homologous;" see homologous + -ize. Related: Homologized; homologizing.

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