Analogous Structures



(evolutionary biology) Structures of different species having similar or corresponding function but not from the same evolutionary origin


Analogous structures pertain to the various structures in different species having the same appearance, structure or function but have evolved separately, thus do not share common ancestor.

Examples of analogous structures include:


See also:

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