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Homo Words: “homatomic” to “homomorphic”
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Words that include: homo-, hom- (Greek: same, equal, like, similar, common; one and the same).

Don’t confuse this Greek homo- element with the Latin homo- which means “mankind”.

This Greek prefix forms many scientific and other terms, often in opposition to hetero-.

Consisting of like atoms.
Of uniform (same) weight.
The symbiosis between a fungus and an alga in a lichen.
Applied to composite plants in which all the fruits arising from a flower-head are the same.
Used to describe circles and spheres that have the same center.
A reference to describe a fish that has a tail with two symmetrical lobes that extend beyond the end of the vertebral column, or a tail of this kind.
homochiral, homochirally:
A reference to hands that are identical in form and turned in the same direction, as two right or two left hands
Being of just one color.
Occurring at the same time, or age in successive generations; simultaneous.
Having an affinity for cells from the same species.
A reference to people who are of the same race.
homodermatous, homodermous:
Having the skin or integument of uniform structure, as certain serpents.
homodermous, homodermic:
Derived from, or relating to derivation from, the same primary blastoderm (endoderm, mesoderm, or ectoderm) of the embryo.
Used to describe vertebrates that have teeth that are all similar in shape and not of different shapes as in most non-mammalian vertebrates.
Of the same opinion.
Moving, running, or acting in the same direction.
A reference to an insect, its life cycle, etc. which is characterized by a continuous succession of generations throughout the year, so long as reasonably favorable conditions prevail.
1. A reference to a parasite occupying the same host throughout its life cycle.
2. Host-specific.
The modification of one segmental appendage or structure to resemble a different appendage or structure of the same homologous series.
homogamete, homogametic, homogamy:
Having only one kind of gamete.
homogamous, homogamy:
1. The simultaneous maturation of male and female reproductive organs in a flower or hermaphrodite organism.
2. The condition of a flower in which male and female organs mature at the same time.
3. The condition of a plant producing only one kind of flower.
A group that has a common origin.
A substance produced by homogenizing.
homogeneous, homogeneity:
Similar throughout; of uniform structure or composition.
homogenesis, homogenetic:
1. The reproduction by the same process in each generation.
2. Non-alternation of generations; the succession of morphologically similar generations.
1. Having the same kind of constituent elements, or being similar in nature.
2. Having a uniform composition or structure.
homogenize, homogenized, homogenous:
1. To emulsify the fat particles in milk or cream so as to give it an even consistency and prevent cream from separating from the rest of the milk.
2. To become or cause something to become homogeneous.
A similarity in individuals, organs, or parts caused by a common ancestry.
Having the same language.
A graft of tissue from one organism to another of the same species.
A word that is spelled in the same way as one or more other words but is different in meaning, e.g., the verb project; as in, “I project that next year we will do better.” and the noun project; as in, “I will complete the project next week.” Other homographs include: fair, market and fair, beautiful; lead, to conduct, and lead, metal.
That method of spelling in which every sound is expressed by a single character, which represents that sound and no other.
On or affecting the same side of the body.
homologize, homologizer:
To make something have a similar or related structure, position, function, or value to something else.
1. Used of structures of traits having common ancestry but not necessarily retaining similarity of structure, function, or behaviour.
2. Sharing a similar or related structure, position, function, or value.
2. In biology, sharing the same origin but having a different function, as do, e.g., the wing of a bird and the fin of a fish.
3. In medicine, produced from identical tissue.
A part or organ that has the same evolutionary origin as another but differs in function, e.g., a bird’s wing in relation to the fin of a fish.
1. Similar characteristics in two animals that are a product of descent from a common ancestor rather than a product of a similar environment.
2. In chemistry, similarity between compounds in a homologous series.
Applied to leaves or branches (especially of mosses) which turn in the same direction.
Sexual reproduction in fungi involving the union of genetically similar nuclei from one thallus.
homomorphic, homomorphous, homomorphy, homomorphism:
1. A reference to a plant with a dimorphous life cycle in which two different types of individuals in the life cycle are morphologically similar; isomorphic.
2. The regeneration of an organ or part similar to the one lost.