paralogous

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paralogous (comparative more paralogous, superlative most paralogous)

  1. (genetics, of multiple genes at different chromosomal locations in the same organism) Having a similar structure indicating divergence from a common ancestral gene
  2. (metaphorical) Having a similar structure, quality or nature indicating divergence or relationship from a common point of origin.

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