One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Make or show to have the same relation, relative position, or structure.‘the shifting points of view that homologize disparate experiences as versions of the same event’
- ‘Within our current understanding of sponge structure, few authors would homologize the choanocyte epithelium of sponges with the lining of the gut in other animals.’
- ‘Studies of birds and bats have homologized the two major phases of the wingbeat and stride cycles.’
- ‘This, in turn was surrounded by several whorls of bracts that many homologize with petals and sepals in flowering plants.’
- ‘Unable to homologize the head structures he found with those of other fishes, he gave each its own new name - in Greek.’
- ‘Still others have homologized the flight stroke with a predatory strike used for prey capture or an aquatic swimming motion.’
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