Definition of homologue in English:

homologue

(US homolog)

noun

technical
  • A homologous thing.

    • ‘We attempted to glean information about their functions by searching for possible homologs in other organisms.’
    • ‘During meiosis I, the replicated sister chromatids pair with their homologs but segregate as a single unit.’
    • ‘It ensures proper chromosome segregation by forming a physical link between homologs during meiosis.’
    • ‘The most important point is that this gene has no homologues in other organisms, making it an attractive drug target.’
    • ‘The distribution of homologues among different taxa is seen as a consequence of their phylogenetic relationship.’
    • ‘Several studies show involvement of telomeres in the pairing of homologs during meiosis.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from French, from Greek homologos (see homologous).

Pronunciation:

homologue

/ˈhɒməlɒɡ/