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Similar to other structures that are nearly the same in function and general appearance, but are different in origin. (1)
Word Entries at Word Info: “analogous
analogous (adjective), more analogous, most analogous
1. Descriptive of something that is akin, resembling or comparable to something else: Marian's smile was analogous to a ray of sunshine bursting from behind a cloud.
2. A reference to that which appears to be related or alike in some aspects: Wings of many flying animals or insects are analogous to each other in function, but definitely not in structure; such as, the wings of an insect and the wings of a bird.
Resembling, similar, or corresponding to each other in some ways.
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This entry is located in the following units: ana-, an-, ano-, am- (page 3) -ous, -ious, -eous (page 4)