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Homologous

Homologous is the same with respect to type or species.


Anatomical term for organs with similar origins in different species (like a human arm and a fish's fin), but which may have different functions is called homologous.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Homologous
- Having the same relative position, proportion, value, or structure.
- Corresponding in relative position and proportion.
- Having the same relative proportion or value, as the two antecedents or the two consequents of a proportion.
- Characterized by homology; belonging to the same type or series; corresponding in composition and properties. See Homology, 3.
- Being of the same typical structure; having like relations to a fundamental type to structure; as, those bones in the hand of man and the fore foot of a horse are homologous that correspond in their structural relations, that is, in their relations to the type structure of the fore limb in vertebrates.
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