homoeomerous, homeomerous a. [Gr. homoios, like; meros, part] (ARTHRO) Pertaining to having the same number of tarsal segments on all legs; isomerous. see het-eromerous.
homoeosis n. [Gr. homoios, like; -osis, formation] The replacement of an appendage with another part, by modification or regeneration; metamorphosis. homoeotic a.
homoeotype n. [Gr. homoios, like; typos, type] Specimen accepted to be identical with the holotype, lectotype, para-types, or syntypes of its species.
homoesis n. [Gr. homoios, like] Presence of an organ, or pairs of organs, or a series of organs, in a segment or series of segments, other than those in which normally found.
homogametic a. [Gr. homos, same; gamete, wife] Pertaining to sexual form that gives rise to the same type of sexual gamete in meiosis; in xx-xy and xx-xo systems usually found in the female. see heterogametic.
homogamy n. [Gr. homos, same; gamos, marriage] The preference of a mating individual for another with similar phe-notype or genotype. see heterogamy.
homogeneous a. [Gr. homos, same; genos, race] Of the same kind or nature. see heterogeneous.
homogenetic a. [Gr. homos, same; genesis, beginning] Pertaining to meiotic chromosome pairing in hybrids when pairs are derived from the same ancestor. see heteroge-netic.
homogenic a. [Gr. homos, same; genos, race] Having only one allele of a gene or gene pair.
homogenous a. [Gr. homos, same; genos, race] Having a resemblance in structure due to a common progenitor.
homogeny n. [Gr. homos, same; genos, race] With analogous parts or organs due to descent from the same ancestral type; homology. see homoplasy.
homogomph n. [Gr. homos, same; gomphos, peg] (ANN) A compound seta having a symmetrical joint between shaft and blade. see heterogomph.
homogonic life cycle Life cycle in which all generations are free-living or all are parasitic; there is no (or little) alternation of the two. see hetergonic life cycle.
homoideus a. [Gr. homoios, like; idios, personal] (ARTHRO: Insecta) In larvae, denoting a mesoseries of crochets bearing well developed hooks throughout the entire series; homogeneous. see heteroideus.
homoiosmotic a. [Gr. homoios, like; osmose, impulse] Said of organisms maintaining constant internal osmotic pressure.
homoiothermal a. [Gr. homoios, like; thermos, warm] Pertaining to warm-blooded animals having a relatively constant body temperature due to their surrounding environment. see poikilothermal.
homolecithal egg An egg-cell with a relatively small amount of yolk evenly distributed through the cytoplasm.
homologue, homology n. [Gr. homologos, agreeing] 1. Features or organs in two or more taxa that can be traced back to the same (or an equivalent) feature in the common ancester of these taxa. see analogy, heterology. 2. Basic similarity of organs or other structures that have had similar embryonic origin, but have developed in different ways for different purposes.
homomorpha, homorpha n. [Gr. homos, same; morphe, form] Larvae resembling the adults.
homomorphic a. [Gr. homos, same; morphe, form] Being similar in appearance or form.
homomorphosis n. [Gr. homos, same; morphosis, forming] In regeneration, when the reformed part or structure is similar to the part removed. see heteromorphosis.
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