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ho·mo·log·i·cal

 (hō′mə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl, hŏm′ə-) also ho·mo·log·ic (-lŏj′ĭk)
adj.
Homologous.

ho′mo·log′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.homologic - similar in evolutionary origin but not in function
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
homologous - having the same evolutionary origin but not necessarily the same function; "the wing of a bat and the arm of a man are homologous"
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