Biology. different in ancestry, but having the same form or appearance.
Chemistry, Crystallography. isomorphous.
Mathematics. pertaining to two sets related by an isomorphism.

Origin of isomorphic

First recorded in 1860–65; iso- + -morphic
Related formsun·i·so·mor·phic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for isomorphic


isomorphous (ˌaɪsəʊˈmɔːfəs)


exhibiting isomorphism
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Word Origin and History for isomorphic

1862, from iso- + Greek morphe (see Morpheus).

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Medicine definitions for isomorphic




Having a similar structure or appearance but being of different ancestry.
Related by an isomorphism.
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