Homo Prefix Words: Meanings, Examples, FAQs

In this article, you’ll discover a comprehensive list of words that start with the prefix “homo” and their meanings.

  1. Homogeneous- of the same kind.
  2. Homonym- word that sounds like another but differs in meaning.
  3. Homophone- word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning.
  4. Homograph- word spelled the same as another but having a different meaning.
  5. Homogenize- to make uniform or similar.
  6. Homozygous- having identical pairs of genes for any given pair of hereditary characteristics.
  7. Homologous- having the same relation, relative position, or structure.
  8. Homocentric- having the same center.
  9. Homolytic- relating to or denoting the breaking of a chemical bond so that each fragment retains one of the originally bonded electrons.
  10. Homonuclear- relating to a molecule composed of identical nuclei.
  11. Homophobia- dislike or prejudice against homosexual people.
  12. Homoplasmy- having identical genetic information within an organelle.
  13. Homothermic- having a constant body temperature regardless of the environment.
  14. Homocyclic- containing only one kind of ring structure.
  15. Homoeothermic- synonym for homothermic.
  16. Homogenetic- having the same origin.
  17. Homoplastic- having the same form.
  18. Homoaromatic- aromaticity that retains despite structural deviations.
  19. Homoeomorph- having a similar shape or form.
  20. Homogamy- interbreeding within a specific group.
  21. Homodromous- moving in the same direction.
  22. Homofermentative- producing a single end product from fermentation.
  23. Homokaryotic- having identical nuclei.
  24. Homozygote- an individual having two identical alleles of a particular gene.
  25. Homostyly- similarity in the length of styles and stamens in flowers.
  26. Homotypic- of the same type.
  27. Homojunction- a boundary between two regions of the same material in a semiconductor device.
  28. Homoiousian- of similar but not identical substance or essence.
  29. Homodimer- a protein complex composed of two identical subunits.
  30. Homoerotic- concerning or arousing sexual desire centered on a person of the same sex.
  31. Hominy- hulled corn with the bran and germ removed.
  32. Homolog- a gene related to a second gene by descent from a common ancestral DNA sequence.
  33. Homiletic- relating to the art of preaching.
  34. Homoclinic- pertaining to, or involving the same inclination.
  35. Homoscedastic- pertaining to statistical populations with equal variances.
  36. Homozygosis- process of becoming homozygous.
  37. Homoiotherm- synonym for homoeotherm or homotherm.
  38. Homovanillic- a compound related to vanillin formed in the human body.
  39. Homophonic- in music, characterized by the predominance of a single melodic line.
  40. Homocercal- having a symmetrical tail fin, typical of most bony fishes.
  41. Homograft- a tissue graft from a donor of the same species as the recipient.
  42. Homostyly- similarity in the length of styles and stamens in flowers.
  43. Homomeric- composed of identical parts.
  44. Homologate- to approve or confirm officially.
  45. Homoiousion- of a similar essence though notably distinct.
  46. Homoeoteleuton- the occurrence of two similar endings in proximity causing an error in copying text.
  47. Homothallic- having both male and female reproductive organs on the same thallus.
  48. Homocentric- having a common center.
  49. Homonomous- having parts or organs of the same type.
  50. Homomorphism- a structure-preserving map between two algebraic structures.
  51. Homoousian- of the same essence or substance, used especially in theological contexts.
  52. Homochiral- having the same chiral configuration or handedness.
  53. Homogametic- denoting the sex that has identical sex chromosomes.
  54. Homologous- having the same relation, relative position, or structure.
  55. Homoeomerous- similarly shaped parts or structures.
  56. Homplastic- similar due to evolutionary convergence.
  57. Homotopic- relating to or occurring at the same place.
  58. Homogyny- similarity in gene expression across individuals.
  59. Homophilous- having a preference for individuals with similar traits.
  60. Homosporous- producing one type of spore.
  61. Homologization- process of making homologous.
  62. Homoplasmons- sharing similar plasmons (structures carrying genetic material).
  63. Homomorpha- a genus of insects possessing similar forms.
  64. Homosynaptic- involving the same synapse.
  65. Homothetic- having a proportional relationship.
  66. Homonal- the essence of molecular symmetry.
  67. Homosexism- discrimination or prejudice against individuals based on same-sex preferences.
  68. Homosynaptic- occurring at the same synapse.
  69. Homotetramer- a protein complex consisting of four identical subunits.
  70. Homovanillic- a key metabolite of dopamine.
  71. Homothallism- capacity of a fungus to mate with genetically identical individuals.
  72. Homoblastic- developing similar blastulae.
  73. Homologization- standardizing similarities across species.
  74. Homogametic- forming only one type of gamete concerning sex chromosomes.
  75. Homogeny- similarity attributed to common ancestry.
  76. Homoglyph- a glyph similar to another glyph.
  77. Homoiothermy- ability to maintain a stable body temperature.
  78. Homoleptic- related to species in which all ligand sites are equivalent.
  79. Homogezous- expressing homogeneity.
  80. Homogeneal- uniform throughout in nature.
  81. Homogenic- genetically similar.
  82. Homomorph- organisms or structures with similar forms.
  83. Homoplastic- sharing common traits due to convergent evolution.
  84. Homonymous- relating to homonyms.
  85. Homospeciation- speciation within the same lineage.
  86. Homomorphism- mapping between two structures of the same type.
  87. Homologation- formal approval.
  88. Homosemous- having the same meaning.
  89. Homosocial- relating to social relationships between the same sex.
  90. Homodemic- genetic relatedness within a group.
  91. Homoplastic- exhibiting structural similarity.
  92. Homostylous- flowers with equal style lengths.
  93. Homotaxy- resemblance in position or structure.
  94. Homosporous- producing spores of the same kind.
  95. Homoacetate- related to homogeneous acetate compounds.
  96. Homothetic- maintaining proportional relations.
  97. Homotropic- affecting the same site within an enzyme or receptor.
  98. Homodirectional- going in the same direction.
  99. Homobaric- equal atmospheric pressure.
  100. Homothermic- maintaining a constant body temperature.

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