See also: Homologous Homogeneous Homograph Homophile Homophone Homogenize Homogeneity Homo Homogenized Homophobe Homophonic Homonym Homophonous Homophobia Homogeny Homophily Homogenic Homology Homogenization Homozygous
Medical Definition of homologous. 1a : having the same relative position, value, or structure: as. (1) : exhibiting biological homology. (2) : having the same or allelic genes with genetic loci usually arranged in the same order homologous chromosomes.
1 Homologous Definition. “Homologous,” in biology, means a similarity in internal or chromosomal structures. With internal structures, homology indicates organs that have similar positions, structures, or evolutionary origins. 2 Examples of Homologous. What do squirrels, birds, and whales have in common? ... 3 Quiz. B is correct. ...
But, in addition to similar bone structure as we saw earlier, we also have similar upper limb muscles, such as the deltoid, biceps, triceps and extensor muscles. We determine whether a muscle is homologous by looking at which bones it attaches to and what function it performs.
having the same or a similar relation; corresponding, as in relative position or structure. corresponding in structure and in origin, but not necessarily in function: The wing of a bird and the foreleg of a horse are homologous.