Definition of homologue in English:


Syllabification: ho·mo·logue
Pronunciation: /ˈhōməˌlôg, -ˌläg
(also homolog)


  • A homologous thing.
    More example sentences
    • During meiosis I, the replicated sister chromatids pair with their homologs but segregate as a single unit.
    • The distribution of homologues among different taxa is seen as a consequence of their phylogenetic relationship.
    • It ensures proper chromosome segregation by forming a physical link between homologs during meiosis.


mid 19th century: from French, from Greek homologos (see homologous).

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