isophene

noun

iso·​phene
variants or less commonly isophane
-ˌfān
plural -s
1
: a line on a map or chart connecting places within a region at which a particular biological phenomenon (as the flowering of a given plant) occurs at one time
2

Word History

Etymology

isophene from is- + -phene (from Greek phainein to show); isophane International Scientific Vocabulary is- + -phane (from Greek phainein to show)

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“Isophene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isophene. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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