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[ahy-suh-mawr-fik] /ˌaɪ səˈmɔr fɪk/

Biology. different in ancestry, but having the same form or appearance.
Chemistry, Crystallography. .
Mathematics. pertaining to two sets related by an .
exhibiting isomorphism

1862, from iso- + Greek morphe (see Morpheus).

isomorphic i·so·mor·phic (ī’sə-môr’fĭk)

Two mathematical objects are isomorphic if they have the same structure, i.e. if there is an isomorphism between them. For every component of one there is a corresponding component of the other.


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