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 for Serial homology
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Serial \Se"ri*al\, a.
     1. Of or pertaining to a series; consisting of a series;
        appearing in successive parts or numbers; as, a serial
        work or publication. "Classification . . . may be more or
        less serial." --H. Spencer.
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     2. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to rows. --Gray.
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     Serial homology. (Biol.) See under Homology.
     Serial symmetry. (Biol.) See under Symmetry.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Homology \Ho*mol"o*gy\, n. [Gr. ? agreement. See Homologous.]
     1. The quality of being homologous; correspondence; relation;
        as, the homologyof similar polygons.
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     2. (Biol.) Correspondence or relation in type of structure in
        contradistinction to similarity of function; as, the
        relation in structure between the leg and arm of a man; or
        that between the arm of a man, the fore leg of a horse,
        the wing of a bird, and the fin of a fish, all these
        organs being modifications of one type of structure.
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     Note: Homology indicates genetic relationship, and according
           to Haeckel special homology should be defined in terms
           of identity of embryonic origin. See Homotypy, and
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     3. (Chem.) The correspondence or resemblance of substances
        belonging to the same type or series; a similarity of
        composition varying by a small, regular difference, and
        usually attended by a regular variation in physical
        properties; as, there is an homology between methane,
        CH4, ethane, C2H6, propane, C3H8, etc., all members
        of the paraffin series. In an extended sense, the term is
        applied to the relation between chemical elements of the
        same group; as, chlorine, bromine, and iodine are said to
        be in homology with each other. Cf. Heterology.
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     General homology (Biol.), the higher relation which a
        series of parts, or a single part, bears to the
        fundamental or general type on which the group is
        constituted. --Owen.
     Serial homology (Biol.), representative or repetitive
        relation in the segments of the same organism, -- as in
        the lobster, where the parts follow each other in a
        straight line or series. --Owen. See Homotypy.
     Special homology (Biol.), the correspondence of a part or
        organ with those of a different animal, as determined by
        relative position and connection. --Owen.
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