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Definition of 'analogous'


  1. similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar; "brains and computers are often considered analogous"; "salmon roe is marketed as analogous to caviar"
       Synonyms: correspondent
  2. corresponding in function but not in evolutionary origin; "the wings of a bee and those of a hummingbird are analogous"
       Antonyms: homologous heterologous heterologic heterological

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