homomorphous

homomorphism

[hoh-muh-mawr-fiz-uhm, hom-uh-]
noun
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.
Also, homomorphy.


Origin:
1865–70; homo- + -morph + -ism

homomorphous, adjective
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homomorphism or homomorphy (ˌhəʊməʊˈmɔːfɪzəm, ˌhɒm-)
 
n
biology similarity in form
 
homomorphy or homomorphy
 
n
 
homo'morphic or homomorphy
 
adj
 
homo'morphous or homomorphy
 
adj

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homomorphism   (hō'mə-môr'fĭz'əm, hŏm'ə-)  Pronunciation Key 
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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