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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.


(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.
[1650–60; < Medieval Latin homologus < Greek homólogos agreeing; see homo-, -logous]
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Adj.1.homological - 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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McNamara, Homological properties of finite-type Khovanov-Lauda-Rouquier algebras, Duke Math.
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This leads to higher-order forms of the phenomenon of homological stability in which the failure of ordinary homological stability is itself stable.
It shows that guinea pigs, infected with a homological culture of mycobacteria had the most intensive allergic reaction to the administration of the tested tuberculin after 24 hours.
The subject matter for Homological Fetish and Homological Theory is the penis.
Skowronski and Yamagata examine representation theory of finite dimensional associative algebras with an identity over a field, which currently can be regarded as the study of the categories of their finite dimensional modules and the associated combinatorial and homological invariants.
Molecular homological analysis was conducted and the phylogenetic tree was constructed based on the 16S rDNA sequences for observing divergences.
Our interest in this result stems from the crucial role it plays in Quillen's method [8] for proving homological stability of the symmetric groups.
Exclusion criteria: heart failure (EFless than 50%), cardiomyopathy, severe valvular heart disease, immune disease, cerebrovascular diseases causing hemiplegia, homological diseases, severe liver disease, renal failure and cancers.
As Smith and Alexander (2005: 26) have pointed out, Durkheim's homological understanding of religious life and social organization allowed him to acknowledge the power and compulsion of both religious and social symbols in modern social life, the transformation of value conflicts into an agonic struggle between the sacred and the profane, the systematic movement of actors away from pollution and towards purity, and the lasting power of ritual within modern societies.
Thus, an assessment of the substantive validity of McGregor's (1960) theorizing should entail examining a Homological network where managerial X/Y attitudes lead to the enactment of managerial X/Y behaviors, which in turn, affect both individual- and workgroup-level performance.
As Stephen West has put it, "shi [official history] is a form of tautology bounded by homological rules of genre," confirming "a pre-existent conclusion already in play about the value and shape of those incidents.