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or ho·mo·mor·phy

[hoh-muh-mawr-fiz-uh m, hom-uh-]
  1. Biology. correspondence in form or external appearance but not in type of structure or origin.
  2. Botany. possession of perfect flowers of only one kind.
  3. Zoology. resemblance between the young and the adult.
  4. Mathematics. an into map between two sets that preserves relations between elements.
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Origin of homomorphism

First recorded in 1865–70; homo- + -morph + -ism
Related formsho·mo·mor·phous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for homomorphism



  1. biology similarity in form
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Derived Formshomomorphic or homomorphous, adjective
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homomorphism in Science


[hō′mə-môrfĭz′əm, hŏm′ə-]
  1. A transformation of one set into another that preserves in the second set the operations between the members of the first set.
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