analogue
SYN: analog.

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an·a·logue or an·a·log 'an-əl-.ȯg, -.äg n
1) something that is analogous or similar to something else
2) an organ similar in function to an organ of another animal or plant but different in structure and origin
3) usu analog a chemical compound that is structurally similar to another but differs slightly in composition (as in the replacement of one atom by an atom of a different element or in the presence of a particular functional group)

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n.
a drug that differs in minor ways in molecular structure from its parent compound. Examples are calcipotriol (an analogue of vitamin D), betahistine (an analogue of histamine), and the LHRH analogue. Useful analogues of existing drugs are either more potent or cause fewer side-effects. carboplatin, for example, is a less toxic analogue of cisplatin.

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ana·logue (anґə-log) 1. a part or organ having the same function as another, but of a different evolutionary origin; cf. homologue (def. 1). 2. a chemical compound with a structure similar to that of another but differing from it in respect to a certain component; it may have a similar or opposite action metabolically. Cf. homologue (def. 2).

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  • Analogue — An a*logue (?; 115), n. [F. ?, fr. Gr. ?.] 1. That which is analogous to, or corresponds with, some other thing. [1913 Webster] The vexatious tyranny of the individual despot meets its analogue in the insolent tyranny of the many. I. Taylor.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • analogue — ANALOGUE. adj. des 2 g. Terme de Philosophie. Qui a de l analogie avec une autre chose. Le pied de l homme et le pied d une montagne sont des termes analogues. [b]f♛/b] On le fait quelquefois substantif. Les analogues. Ce sont deux analogues. Ce… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • analogue — (n.) 1826, an analogous thing, from Fr. analogue, from Gk. analogon (itself used in English from c.1810), from ana up to (see ANA (Cf. ana )) + logos account, ratio (see LECTURE (Cf. lecture) (n.)). Computing sense is recorded from 1946 …   Etymology dictionary

  • analogue — [an′ə lôg΄, an′əläg΄] n. [Fr analogue < L analogus: see ANALOGY] a thing or part that is analogous …   English World dictionary

  • analogue — analogue. См. аналог. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • analogue — index correlate, counterpart (complement) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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