[huh-mol-uh-jee, hoh-] /həˈmɒl ə dʒi, hoʊ-/

noun, plural homologies.
the state of being homologous; homologous relation or correspondence.

Chemistry. the similarity of organic compounds of a series in which each member differs from its adjacent compounds by a fixed increment, as by CH 2 .
Mathematics. a classification of figures according to certain topological properties.
noun (pl) -gies
the condition of being homologous
(chem) the similarities in chemical behaviour shown by members of a homologous series
(zoology) the measurable likenesses between animals, as used in grouping them according to the theory of cladistics


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