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Analogous

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Definition

adjective

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


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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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