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[hoh-muh-tahyp, hom-uh-]
noun Biology.
  1. an organ or part having a structure similar to that of another organ or part; homologue.
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Origin of homotype

First recorded in 1830–40; homo- + type
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Historical Examples of homotype

  • Homotype, hom′o-tīp, n. that which has the same fundamental type of structure with something else.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)


  • Homotype: is a specimen named by another than the author after comparison with the type.

homotype in Medicine


(hōmə-tīp′, hŏmə-)
  1. A part or organ that has the same structure or function as another, especially to a corresponding one on the opposite side of the body.
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Related formsho′mo•typic (-tĭpĭk) null adj.
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