What is a homologue?

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A homologue is a chromosome that has the same characteristics and traits with another that is inherited from different parents. A human being has 23 pairs of these homologous chromosomes, with each chromosome in a pair being inherited from each parent.
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homologous is organisms that are Similar in position, structure, function, or characteristics.
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( ′häm·ə′läg ) (genetics) One of a pair of homologous chromosomes. Also spelled homologue.
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Homologue 1. One member of a chromosome pair. 2. A gene similar in structure and evolutionary
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homologous: having the same evolutionary origin but not necessarily the same function; corresponding or similar in position or structure or function
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ho·mo·log
[hoh-muh-lawg, -log, hom-uh-]
NOUN
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