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Adjective: analogous  u'na-lu-gus
  1. Similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar
    "salmon roe is marketed as analogous to caviar"; "brains and computers are often considered analogous";
    - correspondent
  2. (biology) corresponding in function but not in evolutionary origin
    "the wings of a bee and those of a hummingbird are analogous"

See also: similar

Antonym: heterologous, homologous

Encyclopedia: Analogous