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two chromosomes, one of paternal origin, the other of maternal origin, that are identical in appearance and pair during meiosis
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Words nearby homologous chromosomes
homolecithal, homologate, homological, homologize, homologous, homologous chromosomes, homolographic, homolographic projection, homologue, homologumena, homology
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Cultural definitions for 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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