Result of Your Query

A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Z

serial homologyserielle Homologie (ger.)

  • The relation of corresponding parts forming a series in the same organism (e.g. legs, vertebræ, leaves). (OED)

    When it is said to repeat in its vertebra, or to answer to the basi-sphenoid in the parietal vertebra, or to the body or centrum in the atlas, dentata, or any other of the vertebral segments of the skeleton, its serial homology is indicated

    Owen, R. (1846). Lectures on the Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of the Vertebrate Animals, vol. 1. Fishes: 41; cf. id. (1846). Observations on Mr. Strickland’s article on the structural relations of organized beings. Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science 27, 525-527: 526.


    The basioccipital is the homotype of the basi-sphenoid; or in other words, when the basi-occipital is said to repeat in its vertebra or natural segment of the skeleton the basi-sphenoid or body of the parietal vertebra, or the bodies of the atlas and succeeding vertebrae, its serial homology is indicated.

    Owen, R. (1848). On the Archetype and Homologies of the Vertebrate Skeleton: 8.


    serial homology The state or condition of having a series of homologous structures, frequently functionally differentiated, in a metamerically segmented organism.

    Lincoln, R.J., Boxshall, G.A. & Clark, P.F. (1982). A Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics: 225.

Ghiselin, M. (1976). The nomenclature of correspondence: A new look at ‘homology’ and ‘analogy’. In: Masterton, R.B., Hodos, W. & Jerison, H. (eds.). Evolution, Brain, and Behavior: Persistent Problems, 129-142.