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1. the state of being homologous; homologous relation or correspondence.
a. a fundamental similarity based on common descent.
b. a structural similarity of two segments of one animal based on a common developmental origin.
3. Chem.the similarity of organic compounds of a series in which each member differs from its adjacent compounds by a fixed increment, as by CH2.
4. Math.a classification of figures according to certain topological properties.
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