Homomorphy Ho"mo*mor`phy, n. [Homo- + Gr. morfh` form.] (Biol.) Similarity of form; resemblance in external characters, while widely different in fundamental structure; resemblance in geometric ground form. See {Homophyly}, {Promorphology}. [1913 Webster]

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  • homomorphy — homo·mor·phy …   English syllables

  • homomorphy — noun similarity of form • Syn: ↑homomorphism • Hypernyms: ↑similarity * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷fē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hom + morphy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Homomorphism — Ho mo*mor phism, n. [See {Homomorphous}.] 1. (Biol.) Same as {Homomorphy}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The possession, in one species of plants, of only one kind of flowers; opposed to heteromorphism, dimorphism, and trimorphism. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Homophyly — Ho*moph y*ly, n. [Homo + Gr. ? a clan.] (Biol.) That form of homology due to common ancestry (phylogenetic homology), in opposition to homomorphy, to which genealogic basis is wanting. Haeckel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • homomorphism — homomorphous, adj. /hoh meuh mawr fiz euhm, hom euh /, n. 1. Biol. correspondence in form or external appearance but not in type of structure or origin. 2. Bot. possession of perfect flowers of only one kind. 3. Zool. resemblance between the… …   Universalium

  • homology — The state of being homologous. h. of chains the degree of similarity between the base sequences of strands of two DNAs. SYN: h. of strands. DNA h. the degree (or percentage) of hybridization capable between the DNA of different microorganisms. h …   Medical dictionary

  • homomorphic — Denoting two or more structures of similar size and shape. [homo + G. morphe, shape, appearance] * * * ho·mo·mor·phic .hō mə mȯr fik, .häm ə adj 1) of, relating to, or characterized by homomorphy 2) alike in form or size used specif. of synaptic …   Medical dictionary

  • homomorphism — /hoʊmoʊˈmɔfɪzəm/ (say hohmoh mawfizuhm) noun 1. Biology correspondence in form or external appearance but not in type of structure or in origin. 2. Zoology resemblance between the young and the adult. Also, homomorphy. {homo + morph + ism}… …   Australian English dictionary

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