Organs that appear the same and function the same but the equivalent is neither of evolutionary common origin or morphologically, for example cladodes and leaves, insect and bird wings. Cf homologous organs.
What is ANALOGOUS ORGANS?
ANALOGOUS ORGANS: "Analogous organs are similar in appearance and function but are not the same."
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