[hoh-muh-tahyp, hom-uh-]

noun Biology.

an organ or part having a structure similar to that of another organ or part; homologue.

Origin of homotype

First recorded in 1830–40; homo- + type
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for homotype

Historical Examples of homotype

homotype in Medicine


[hōmə-tīp′, hŏmə-]


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.
Related formsho′mo•typic (-tĭpĭk) null adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.