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