- similarity in form
- Biol. resemblance or similarity, without actual relationship, in structure or origin: said of organs or organisms
- Bot. uniformity in shape or size, as of pistils and stamens
- Zool. similarity between an insect's larva and its matured form
Origin of homomorphismhomo- + -morph + -ism
- Mathematics A transformation of one set into another that preserves in the second set the operations between the members of the first set.
- Biology Similarity of external form or appearance but not of structure or origin.
- Zoology A resemblance in form between the immature and adult stages of an animal.
- ho′mo·mor′phic, ho′mo·mor′phous
- (algebra) A structure-preserving map between two algebraic structures, such as groups, rings, or vector spaces.
- A field homomorphism is a map from one field to another one which is additive, multiplicative, zero-preserving, and unit-preserving.
- (biology) A similar appearance of two unrelated organisms or structures
homo- + morphism