Serial homology


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(Biol.) representative or repetitive relation in the segments of the same organism, - as in the lobster, where the parts follow each other in a straight line or series.
- Owen.
(Biol.) See under Homology.

See also: Homology, Serial

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Wagner (1989) recognized two types of homology: (1) serial homology, whereby shared similar structures are present on the same organism; and (2) evolutionary homology, whereby shared similar structures are present on different taxa.
Serial homology: the crests and cusps of mammalian teeth.