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Noun

Singular
homology

Plural
homologies

homology (homologies)
  1. A homologous relationship
  2. (biology) A correspondence of structures in two life forms with a common evolutionary origin, such as flippers and hands.
  3. (chemistry) The relationship between the elements in the same group of the periodic table, or between organic compounds in a homologous series
  4. (mathematics) A theory associating a system of quotient groups to each topological space
  5. (mathematics) A system of quotient groups associated to a topological space
  6. (genetics) The presence of the same series of bases in related genes

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  • Like many another term that starts with a voiced h and has emphasis on its second syllable, some people precede homology with an, others with a.

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