Definition of homologize in English:


Syllabification: ho·mol·o·gize
Pronunciation: /hōˈmäləˌjīz, hə-


[with object] formal
  • Make or show to have the same relation, relative position, or structure.
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    • Unable to homologize the head structures he found with those of other fishes, he gave each its own new name - in Greek.
    • Within our current understanding of sponge structure, few authors would homologize the choanocyte epithelium of sponges with the lining of the gut in other animals.
    • Still others have homologized the flight stroke with a predatory strike used for prey capture or an aquatic swimming motion.

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