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analogous

 [ah-nal´o-gus]
resembling or similar in some respects, as in function or appearance, but not in origin or development.
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a·nal·o·gous

(ă-nal'ō-gŭs),
Possessing a functional resemblance, but having a different origin or structure.
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analogous

(ə-năl′ə-gəs)
adj.
1. Similar or alike in such a way as to permit the drawing of an analogy.
2. Biology Similar in function but not in structure and evolutionary origin.

a·nal′o·gous·ly adv.
a·nal′o·gous·ness n.
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a·nal·o·gous

(ă-nal'ŏ-gŭs)
Possessing a functional resemblance, but having a different origin or structure.
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a·nal·o·gous

(ă-nal'ŏ-gŭs)
Possessing a func-tional resemblance, but having a different origin or structure.
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