or ho·mo·mor·phy

[ hoh-muh-mawr-fiz-uh m, hom-uh- ]
/ ˌhoʊ məˈmɔr fɪz əm, ˌhɒm ə- /


Biology. correspondence in form or external appearance but not in type of structure or origin.
Botany. possession of perfect flowers of only one kind.
Zoology. resemblance between the young and the adult.
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

OTHER WORDS FROM homomorphism

ho·mo·mor·phous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for homomorphism



/ (ˌhəʊməʊˈmɔːfɪzəm, ˌhɒm-) /


biology similarity in form

Derived forms of homomorphism

homomorphic or homomorphous, adjective
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Scientific definitions for homomorphism

[ hō′mə-môrfĭz′əm, hŏm′ə- ]

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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