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homogenous Syllabification: ho·mog·e·nous
Pronunciation: /həˈmäjənəs/

Definition of homogenous in English:


1 Biology Old-fashioned term for homologous.
Example sentences
  • Chromosome 1 presented an entirely homogenous chromatin condensation pattern in both arms.
2 see homogeneous.
Example sentences
  • Conservatism, of course, has never been a homogenous movement.
  • The blogosphere is not a uniform, homogenous place, operating according to universal rules and expectations.
  • I like wholesome, homogenous, peaceful surroundings and amenable people.




Late 19th century: from homo- 'same' + Greek genos 'race, kind' + -ous.

Words that rhyme with homogenous

androgynous, autogenous, endogenous, erogenous, exogenous, hydrogenous, misogynous
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