homorganic

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Etymology[edit]

From homo- +‎ organic

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

homorganic (not comparable)

  1. (phonetics) Of consonants: having the same place of articulation. For example, labial m, b, p, alveolar n, d, t, velar ŋ, g, k. Indic alphabets such as Devanagari, as well as the Korean hangul alphabet, are rationally arranged so that homorganic consonants are grouped together.
    Synonym: (rare) homotopic
    Antonym: heterorganic
    • 2011 March 1, Vernet i Pons, Eulàlia, “Semitic Root Incompatibilities and Historical Linguistics”, in Journal of Semitic Studies, volume 56, number 1, DOI:10.1093/jss/fgq056, page 4:
      Two identical consonants (redoubled) in second and third position are frequently found (they are called verba mediae geminatae), but two homorganic consonants are not.
  2. (medicine) produced by the same or homologous organs

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Noun[edit]

homorganic (plural homorganics)

  1. (phonetics) A consonant having the same place of articulation as another.