|1.||[ adjective ] similar or correspondent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar|
"brains and computers are often considered analogous" "surimi is marketed as analogous to crabmeat"
|2.||[ adjective ] (biology) corresponding in function but not in evolutionary origin|
"the wings of a bee and those of a hummingbird are analogous"
|Related terms:||homologous heterologous biology|