a combining form meaning “similar,” used in the formation of compound words:
like or similar: homeomorphism
word-forming element meaning “similar to,” Latinized from Greek homio-, from homoios “like, resembling, of the same kind,” related to or an expanded form of homos “one and the same,” from PIE *sem- “one, as one” (see same).
Like; similar: homeostasis.
homeobox (hō’mē-ə-bŏks’) Any of various DNA sequences containing about 180 nucleotides that encode for corresponding sequences of usually 60 amino acids, called homeodomains, found in proteins that bind DNA and regulate gene transcription. Genes containing homeoboxes are found in all eukaryotic genomes and are associated with cell differentiation and bodily segmentation during embryologic development.
[hoh-mee-uh-boks] /ˈhoʊ mi əˌbɒks/ noun 1. any of a group of genes whose function is to divide the early embryo into bands of cells with the potential to become specific organs or tissues.
noun 1. the main office of a company. 2. (initial capital letters) the governmental department in Great Britain dealing with domestic matters, as elections, naturalization, and the control of police. 3. a work or office space set up in a person’s home and used exclusively for business on a regular basis. noun 1. (Brit, government) […]
- Home of the hirsel
/hjuːm; ˈhɜːsəl/ noun 1. Baron, title of Sir Alec Douglas-Home, formerly 14th Earl of Home. 1903–95, British Conservative statesman: he renounced his earldom to become prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1963–64); foreign secretary (1970–74)