homogenous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

homo- +‎ gene +‎ -ous

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

homogenous (comparative more homogenous, superlative most homogenous)

  1. (biology) Having the same genetic structure; exhibiting homogeny
  2. (proscribed) Alternative form of homogeneous

Usage notes[edit]

According to The Oxford Guide to English Usage, the word homogenous is a frequent error for homogeneous. According to oxforddictionaries.com, homogenous for homogeneous is traditionally seen as an error, but is now frequent and can be regarded as an established variant. [1]