homolog
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈhɒməlɒɡ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈhɑːməlɑːɡ/, /ˈhoʊməlɑːɡ/
Noun

homolog (plural homologs)

  1. Something homologous; a homologous organ or part, chemical compound or chromosome.
  2. (linguistics) A word shared by two languages or dialects.
  3. (genetics) One of a group of similar DNA sequences that share a common ancestry.
  4. (organic chemistry) A member of a homologous series.
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