Definition of homology in English:


Syllabification: ho·mol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /hōˈmäləjē, hə-


1The quality or condition of being homologous.
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  • Yogic meditation allowed Vedic sages to see in their minds' eyes, the likenesses, homologies and equivalences between the cosmic, the terrestrial and the spiritual.
  • Actually, the argument is not contradicted by convergences, and the reason the argument is not contradicted is that scientists have reasonable methods for distinguishing between analogies and homologies.
  • The natural emphasis on discovering commonalities, homologies and analogies that simplify has distracted us from the main result of evolution, which is to create differences.
1.1 Biology Similarity in sequence of a protein or nucleic acid between organisms of the same or different species.
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  • They show a remarkable structural similarity and extensive sequence homologies at the amino acid level.
  • Significant sequence homologies to known proteins were noted.
  • This database is useful for identifying meaningful homologies among proteins with poor overall sequence similarity.

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