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ho·mo·log·i·cal(hō′mə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl, hŏm′ə-) also ho·mo·log·ic (-lŏj′ĭk)
ho•mol•o•gous(həˈmɒl ə gəs, hoʊ-)
1. having the same or a similar relation; corresponding, as in relative position or structure.
2. Biol. corresponding in structure and in evolutionary origin but not necessarily in function, as the wing of a bird and the foreleg of a horse (opposed to analogous).
3. having the same alleles or genes in the same order of arrangement.
4. of the same chemical type, but differing by a fixed increment of an atom or a constant group of atoms.
5. pertaining to an antigen and its specific antibody.
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|Adj.||1.||homological - similar in evolutionary origin but not in function|
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"