homologous homologous  /hə ˈmɑ lə ɡəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) having the same evolutionary origin but not necessarily the same function
  2. (adj) corresponding or similar in position or structure or function or characteristics; especially derived from an organism of the same species

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Usage(s):

  • Stockpiling whole blood and plasma is now known to be risky: some recipients get a serious liver disease called homologous serum jaundice.

News

  • Myriad Genetics Announces Second HRD Collaboration

    SALT LAKE CITY -- Myriad Genetics, Inc. today announced a research collaboration with BioMarin that will use Myriad's novel HRD (Homologous Recombination Deficiency) test to identify tumor types that may ...
    on November 20, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  • On his Internet site, Hamilton said on Tuesday: "The day they told me I had tested positive for the banned performance-enhancing method of homologous blood transfusing, I threw forward my arm and said -- 'It's a mistake. Take another sample.' I was...
    on Apr 19, 2005 By: Tyler Hamilton Source: New York Times

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