[huh-moj-uh-nahyz, hoh-] /həˈmɒdʒ əˌnaɪz, hoʊ-/
verb (used with object), homogenized, homogenizing.
to form by blending unlike elements; make .
to prepare an emulsion, as by reducing the size of the fat globules in (milk or cream) in order to distribute them equally throughout.
to make uniform or similar, as in composition or function:
to homogenize school systems.
Metallurgy. to subject (metal) to high temperature to ensure uniform diffusion of components.
verb (used without object), homogenized, homogenizing.
to become homogenized.
(transitive) to break up the fat globules in (milk or cream) so that they are evenly distributed
to make or become homogeneous
“make similar,” 1742, from homogenous + -ize. Sense of “render milk uniform in consistency” is from 1901. Related: Homogenized; homogenizing.
homogenote ho·mo·ge·note (hō’mə-jē’nōt’) n. A partially diploid bacterial zygote in which the diploid region contains a specific locus where the corresponding alleles are identical.
[huh-moj-uh-nuh s, hoh-] /həˈmɒdʒ ə nəs, hoʊ-/ adjective 1. Biology. corresponding in structure because of a common origin. 2. . 3. . /həˈmɒdʒɪnəs/ adjective 1. another word for homogeneous (sense 1), homogeneous (sense 2), homogeneous (sense 3), homogeneous (sense 4) 2. of, relating to, or exhibiting homogeny adj. erroneous for homogeneous. homogenous ho·mog·e·nous (hə-mŏj’ə-nəs, hō-) […]
[hoh-muh-jen-tis-ik, -tiz-, hoh-] /ˈhoʊ mə dʒɛnˈtɪs ɪk, -ˈtɪz-, ˌhoʊ-/ noun 1. an intermediate compound in the metabolism of tyrosine and of phenylalanine, found in excess in the blood and urine of persons affected with alkaptonuria. homogentisic acid ho·mo·gen·tis·ic acid (hō’mō-jěn-tĭz’ĭk) n. An intermediate of the metabolic breakdown of tyrosine and phenylalanine; it occurs in the […]
homogentisuria ho·mo·gen·ti·su·ri·a (hō’mō-jěn’tĭ-sur’ē-ə) n. See alkaptonuria.