homomorphism

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homomorphism

(hō′mə-môr′fĭz′əm, hŏm′ə-)
n.
1. Biology Similarity of external form or appearance but not of structure or origin.
2. Zoology A resemblance in form between the immature and adult stages of an animal.

ho′mo·mor′phic, ho′mo·mor′phous adj.
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