[ hoh-muh-tahyp, hom-uh- ]
/ ˈhoʊ məˌtaɪp, ˈhɒm ə- /

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
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Medicine definitions for homotype

[ 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.

Other words from homotype

ho′mo•typic (-tĭpĭk) null adj.
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