(evolutionary biology) Corresponding in function but not in evolutionary origin


Analogous structures are similar or resembling in certain respects, e.g. in function or in appearance but not in evolutionary origin or developmental origin. An example is wings of a butterfly and wings of a hummingbird are analogous.

Word origin: Greek análogos proportionate


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