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isomorphic

[ahy-suh-mawr-fik]
adjective
  1. Biology. different in ancestry, but having the same form or appearance.
  2. Chemistry, Crystallography. isomorphous.
  3. Mathematics. pertaining to two sets related by an isomorphism.
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Origin of isomorphic

First recorded in 1860–65; iso- + -morphic
Related formsun·i·so·mor·phic, adjective
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isomorphic

isomorphous (ˌaɪsəʊˈmɔːfəs)

adjective
  1. exhibiting isomorphism
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Word Origin and History for isomorphic

adj.

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

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isomorphic in Medicine

isomorphic

(ī′sə-môrfĭk)
adj.
  1. Having a similar structure or appearance but being of different ancestry.
  2. Related by an isomorphism.
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