Analogous



having ; corresponding in some particular:
A brain and a computer are analogous.
Biology. corresponding in function, but not evolved from corresponding organs, as the wings of a bee and those of a hummingbird.
Historical Examples

analogous changes would also take place in the vegetable kingdom.
Principles of Geology Charles Lyell

analogous observations on Triton by Jullien and Schreibers, 591.
Studies in the Theory of Descent (Volumes 1 and 2) August Weismann

analogous arts and customs will also be traced to various other nations.
The Knickerbocker, Vol. 10, No. 2, August 1837 Various

analogous to the medical mission are the missions to the blind and the deaf.
Changing China William Gascoyne-Cecil

analogous to a word pronounced by four different voices, to us.
Naudsonce H. Beam Piper

analogous to this, among other nations there were soldiers called Draconarii.
Ophiolatreia Anonymous

analogous to this are the mechanical effects of the different ends of an electrical current in the living tissue.
A Newly Discovered System of Electrical Medication Daniel Clark

analogous symptoms were not long in appearing in the left arm.
Tics and Their Treatment Henry Meigne

analogous to our crime of piracy is the forcible arrest of ships at sea and the transfer to them of valuables.
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder James De Mille

analogous results are obtained with the stalks of the potato.
Fungi: Their Nature and Uses Mordecai Cubitt Cooke

adjective
similar or corresponding in some respect
(biology) (of organs and parts) having the same function but different evolutionary origin: the paddle of a whale and the fin of a fish are analogous Compare homologous (sense 4)
(linguistics) formed by analogy: an analogous plural
adj.

1640s, from Latin analogus, from Greek analogos “proportionate, according to due proportion” (see analogy).

analogous a·nal·o·gous (ə-nāl’ə-gəs)
adj.
Similar in function but not in structure and evolutionary origin.
analogous
(ə-nāl’ə-gəs)

Similar in function but having different evolutionary origins, as the wings of a butterfly and the wings of a bird.

Similar in chemical properties and differing in chemical structure only with respect to one element or group.

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