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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