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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.
We shall here find something analogous. A fancier is struck by a pigeon having a slightly shorter beak; another fancier is struck by a pigeon having a rather longer beak; and on the acknowledged principle that 'fanciers do not and will not admire a medium standard, but like extremes,' they both go on (as has actually occurred with tumbler-pigeons) choosing and breeding from birds with longer and longer beaks, or with shorter and shorter beaks.
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.
Ongoing rodent studies may eventually determine whether a wildlife vaccine analogous to that used successfully for rabies will be practical (13).
That structure would have included: (1) an empowered board of directors, analogous to the church's board of trustees; (2) an artistic director, who would be similar to the pastor; (3) management and artistic staffs, analogous to the board of deacons; and (4) subscribers, who would be like the church's members.
The test words were either analogous to the clue word (e.g.
Beecher explains his process as "an uncanny capacity to see analogous relationships among prior fictions .
Furthermore, information about sites within one marine ecoregion such as Oregon and Washington is applicable to analogous sites within another marine ecoregion such as northwestern Europe.
The heart of the argument lies in establishing that the metaphysical conception of Being is neither univocal nor equivocal, but rather is analogous; and in showing that the space-time continuum can only be adequately conceptualized as a manifestation of analogous Being.
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.
In analogous tests with surface-modified strips of rubber, bond strength exceeds 150 Ib./inch; the rubber tears before the adhesion bond fails.