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homomorphism

[hoh-muh-mawr-fiz-uh m, hom-uh-] /ˌhoʊ məˈmɔr fɪz əm, ˌhɒm ə-/
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.
Origin of homomorphism
1865-1870
1865-70; homo- + -morph + -ism
Related forms
homomorphous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for homomorphous

homomorphism

/ˌhəʊməʊˈmɔːfɪzəm; ˌhɒm-/
noun
1.
(biology) similarity in form
Derived Forms
homomorphic, homomorphous, adjective
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homomorphous in Science
homomorphism
  (hō'mə-môr'fĭz'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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