An"a*logue (?; 115), n. [F. , fr. Gr. .]
That which is analogous to, or corresponds with, some other thing.
The vexatious tyranny of the individual despot meets its analogue in the insolent tyranny of the many.
A word in one language corresponding with one in another; an analogous term; as, the Latin "pater" is the analogue of the English "father."
3. Nat. Hist. (a)
An organ which is equivalent in its functions to a different organ in another species or group, or even in the same group; as, the gill of a fish is the analogue of a lung in a quadruped, although the two are not of like structural relations.
A species in one genus or group having its characters parallel, one by one, with those of another group.
A species or genus in one country closely related to a species of the same genus, or a genus of the same group, in another: such species are often called representative species, and such genera, representative genera.
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