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"homologous" in British English

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homologousadjective

uk   /hə.mɒl.ə.ɡəs/  us   /hoʊˈmɑː.lə-/
formal biology having a ​similarposition, ​structure, ​value, or ​purpose specialized in ​biology, having the same ​originalthough now having a different ​purpose or ​shape as a ​result of evolution (= ​gradualchange over millions of ​years): The ​wing of a ​bat and the ​arm of a man are homologous ​structures.
(Definition of homologous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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homologousadjective [not gradable]

 /həˈmɑl·ə·ɡəs, hoʊ-/
science similar in ​position, ​structure, or ​purpose
(Definition of homologous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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