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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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24 Such an analogousness is greatly reinforced by the semantic field formed by the interrelation of the meanings of the aforementioned key words, projecting thus the notion of the Cosmos being a unified system of Divine signs.
The Third Circuit has come to a similar conclusion about the analogousness of Sullivan.