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

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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Subfamily I includes genes tprC, tprD, tprI, and tprF; and subfamily II includes genes tprE, tprG, and tprJ which encode products with common N- and C-termini flanking central domains that differ in sequence and length, while less homologic subfamily III (tprA, tprB, tprH, tprK, and tprL) differs in variable regions.
asteroides complex by DNA homologic characteristics; it is more appropriate to refer to N.
To the extent that Mount Shasta represents the gap between California's existing chaos and its idealized social order, Ridge's poem complicates the geomorphology Tichi describes, in which "The homologic relation between American terra firma and its paradigmatic bodies"--its idealized representatives--"provides assurance that the social order is as it ought to be" (49).