|1.||similar or corresponding in some respect|
|2.||biology Compare homologous (of organs and parts) having the same function but different evolutionary origin: the paddle of a whale and the fin of a fish are analogous|
|3.||linguistics formed by analogy: an analogous plural|
|[C17: from Latin analogus, from Greek analogos proportionate, from |
|usage The use of with after analogous should be avoided: swimming has no event that is analogous to (not with) the 100 metres in athletics|
analogous a·nal·o·gous (ə-nāl'ə-gəs)
Similar in function but not in structure and evolutionary origin.
|analogous (ə-nāl'ə-gəs) Pronunciation Key