homeomorphism[hō′mē ō môr′fiz′əm]
similarity in structure and form; esp., a close similarity of crystalline forms between substances of different chemical composition
Origin of homeomorphismhomeo- + -morph + -ism
- Chemistry A close similarity in the crystal forms of unlike compounds.
- Mathematics A continuous bijection between two topological spaces whose inverse is also continuous.
homeo- + -morphism