Definition of homologue in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɒməlɒɡ/
(US homolog)


A homologous thing.
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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