Denoting parts, having similar form and structure, arranged in a series, as the fingers or toes. [G. homonomos, under the same laws, fr. homos, same, + nomos, law]

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ho·mon·o·mous hō-'män-ə-məs, hə- adj having similar structure and arranged in a series <metameric parts are \homonomous>

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ho·mon·o·mous (ho-monґə-məs) [homo- + Gr. nomos law] designating homologous serial parts, such as somites.

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