homotype

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

homo- +‎ -type

Noun[edit]

homotype (plural homotypes)

  1. (biology) That which has the same fundamental type of structure with something else.
    The right arm is the homotype of the right leg.
    One arm is the homotype of the other.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.