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.

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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