Analogous

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  • (biology) Applied to structures similar in function but different in evolutionary origin, such as claw and hand.
    Source: Curtis, Helena. 1968. Biology. New York, NY. Worth Publishers
  • (geology)
  1. Corresponding to or resembling something else in some way, as in form, proportion, etc.
  2. Designating that pole (end) of a pyroelectric crystal to which heating gives a positive charge. CF: antilogous
    Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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