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homologous

  1. Showing a degree of correspondence or similarity such that it suggests a common origin.
  2. (biology) corresponding to a similar structure in another life form with a common evolutionary origin e.g. flippers and hands
  3. (chemistry) belonging to a series of aliphatic organic compounds that differ only by the addition of a CH2 group
  4. (genetics) having the same morphology as another chromosome
  5. homologous blood donation
  6. That which is or are derived from the same ancestral structure, base or origination.

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