[ hoh-mawr-gan-ik, hom-awr- ]
/ ˌhoʊ mɔrˈgæn ɪk, ˌhɒm ɔr- /
(of two or more speech sounds) having the same place of articulation, as p, b, and m, which are all bilabial.
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Words nearby homorganic
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British Dictionary definitions for homorganic
/ (ˌhəʊmɔːˈɡænɪk, ˌhɒm-) /
phonetics (of a consonant) articulated at the same point in the vocal tract as a consonant in a different class. Thus (ŋ) is the homorganic nasal of k
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Medical definitions for homorganic
[ hŏm′ôr-găn′ĭk, hō′môr- ]
Produced by the same organ.
Produced by homologous organs.
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