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the quality of being analogous; resemblance or similarity in function or appearance, but not in origin or development.
n. pl. analo·gies
Biology Correspondence in function or position between organs of dissimilar evolutionary origin or structure.
analogy(a-nal'o-je) [Gr. analogos, analogy, proportion]
1. Likeness between similar features of two things, allowing a comparison.
2. In biology, similarity in function but difference in structure or origin.See: homology