Having a structural similarity because of descent from a common ancestor. Commonly confused with homogeneous. [homo- + G. genos, family, kind]

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ho·mog·e·nous -nəs adj
1) HOMOPLASTIC (2) <the value of preserved \homogenous bone grafts as compared with autogenous grafts (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery)>

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ho·mog·e·nous (ho-mojґə-nəs) 1. having a similarity of structure because of descent from a common ancestor. 2. homogeneous.

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  • homogenous — erroneous for HOMOGENEOUS (Cf. homogeneous) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • homogenous — [hə mäj′ə nəs] adj. [ HOMO + GENOUS] 1. having similarity in structure because of common descent 2. HOMOGENEOUS homogeny [hə mäj′ənē] n …   English World dictionary

  • homogenous — homogeneous, homogenous Homogeneous is pronounced with the stress on the third syllable and means ‘of the same kind’: • The most common way of grouping was to sort the children by ability…and to make the groups as homogeneous as possible R.… …   Modern English usage

  • homogenous — [[t]həmɒ̱ʤənəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Homogenous means the same as homogeneous …   English dictionary

  • homogenous — adjective Date: 1919 1. homoplastic 2 2. homogeneous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • homogenous — /heuh moj euh neuhs, hoh /, adj. 1. Biol. corresponding in structure because of a common origin. 2. homogeneous. 3. homoplastic. [1865 70; HOMO + GENOUS] * * * …   Universalium

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