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homologue

or ho·mo·log

[ hoh-muh-lawg, -log, hom-uh- ]
/ ˈhoʊ məˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg, ˈhɒm ə- /
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noun
something homologous.
Chemistry. any member of a homologous series of organic compounds: Ethane is a homologue of the alkane series.
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Origin of homologue

1840–50; <French <Greek homólogon, neuter of homólogoshomologous
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British Dictionary definitions for homologue

homologue

sometimes US homolog

/ (ˈhɒməˌlɒɡ) /

noun
biology a homologous part or organ
chem any homologous compound
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Scientific definitions for homologue

homologue
homolog (hŏmə-lôg′, hōmə-)

A homologous organ or part.
A homologous chromosome.
A homologous chemical compound. Compare analog.
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