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Pronunciation: ho'mo


  1. Prefix meaning the same, alike; opposite of hetero-.
  2. chemistry prefix used to indicate insertion of one more carbon atom in a chain (insertion of a methylene moiety).

[G. homos, the same]

See Also: homeo-

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