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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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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.
But how, it may be asked, can any analogous principle apply in nature?
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.
A+/T-/N- is analogous to NIA-AA preclinical AD stage 1 and IWG asymptomatic at risk for AD (if A+ is established by amyloid PET).
In this book, Andrea Ponsi gives readers a melding of academic and scientific researcher focused on the principle of analogous design, using connections between disciplines to drive creativity.
As a result, examiners use the analogous arts test as a rough gauge of obviousness during prosecution.
I swept analogous color washes onto a damp sheet of paper, using a fat watercolor brush loaded with paint.
Fifty years ago something analogous prevailed in literary studies: Goethe, Schiller, Novalis, through Rilke, Kafka, and Thomas Mann, re-stabilizing after WW2 in Boll, Celan, and the exciting young modernist Gunter Grass.
Trichotillomania in children is regularly described as analogous to a habit disorder.
232 thousand tourists from Uzbekistan visited Kyrgyzstan in first half of 2009, which is 32 thousand or 16% greater than in analogous period of 2008.
c, or a monoclonal antibody capable of inhibiting the cytokines binding to a receptor analogous to .
At an EU-Russia summit in Portugal, Mr Putin said "relations were developing in an analogous situation in the middle of the 1960s".