isomorphism


iso·mor·phism

noun \ˌī-sə-ˈmr-ˌfi-zəm\

Definition of ISOMORPHISM

1
:  the quality or state of being isomorphic: as
a :  similarity in organisms of different ancestry resulting from convergence
b :  similarity of crystalline form between chemical compounds
2
:  a one-to-one correspondence between two mathematical sets; especially :  a homomorphism that is one-to-one — compare endomorphism

Origin of ISOMORPHISM

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1828

iso·mor·phism

noun \ˌi-sə-ˈmr-ˌfiz-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ISOMORPHISM

1
: similarity in organisms of different ancestry resulting from evolutionary convergence
2
: similarity of crystalline form between chemical compounds
3
: a correspondence that is held to exist between a mental process (as perception) and physiological processes

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