[hoh-muh-lawg, -log, hom-uh-]
- 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
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Related Words for homologuecomparison, corollary, resemblance, analogy, similarity, correspondence, correspondent, likeness, correlate, double, equivalent, twin, equal, counterpart, duplicate, parallelism, analogue, match, kin, duplication
sometimes US homolog
- biology a homologous part or organ
- chem any homologous compound
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- Something homologous, as an organ or part.
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homolog (hŏm′ə-lôg′, hō′mə-)
- A homologous organ or part.
- A homologous chromosome.
- A homologous chemical compound. Compare analog.
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