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analogous

Biology (of organs and parts) having the same function but different evolutionary origin

analogous

[ə′nal·ə·gəs]
(biology)
Referring to structures that are similar in function and general appearance but not in origin, such as the wing of an insect and the wing of a bird.
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Bowen had remarked in his narrative that these people were analogous to the so-called Cro-Magnon race of the Upper Paleolithic, and I was therefore very anxious to see them.
In watching the course of the projectile they could see that on leaving the moon it followed a course analogous to that traced in approaching her.
To use analogous expressions, with which the astronomers' language is enriched, if the projectile remains as a satellite of the moon, we must say that it is in its "aposelene" at its farthest point, and in its "periselene" at its nearest.
We see analogous cases under nature, for instance, the tuft of hair on the breast of the turkey-cock, which can hardly be either useful or ornamental to this bird;--indeed, had the tuft appeared under domestication, it would have been called a monstrosity.
Although no one has a right to speculate without distinct facts, yet even with respect to the Chatham Island mouse, it should be borne in mind, that it may possibly be an American species imported here; for I have seen, in a most unfrequented part of the Pampas, a native mouse living in the roof of a newly built hovel, and therefore its transportation in a vessel is not improbable: analogous facts have been observed by Dr.
two of them species of Pyrocephalus, one or both of which would be ranked by some ornithologists as only varieties), and a dove -- all analogous to, but distinct from, American species.
The two owls, the two tyrant-catchers (Pyrocephalus) and the dove, are also smaller than the analogous but distinct species, to which they are most nearly related; on the other hand, the gull is rather larger.
To say the truth, as they both operate by friction, it may be doubted whether there is not something analogous between them, of which Mr Freke would do well to enquire, before he publishes the next edition of his book.
It seemed to partake of her soul, to have analogous attributes, and to link it to life with the slenderest of chains.
Something closely analogous to knowledge and desire, as regards its effects on behaviour, exists among animals, even where what we call "consciousness" is hard to believe in; something equally analogous exists in ourselves in cases where no trace of "consciousness" can be found.
Not with the brightness natural to cheerful youth, but with uncertain, eager, doubtful flashes, which had something painful in them, analogous to the changes on a blind face groping its way.
The comments, which took the form of a letter from TEI President Bob Perlman to Minister of Finance Donald Mazankowski and Minister, Revenue Canada Otto Jelinek, urged the Canadian government to adopt a mechanism similar to that in place in the United Kingdom and issue Tax Certificates of Deposit analogous to those issued by Inland Revenue.