Of similar shape, but not necessarily of the same composition. [homeo- + G. morphe, shape]

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ho·meo·mor·phous or Brit ho·moeo·mor·phous .hō-mē-ə-'mȯr-fəs adj being alike in size and shape <\homeomorphous hooks on a tapeworm>

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ho·meo·mor·phous (ho″me-o-morґfəs) [homeo- + morph- + -ous] of like form and structure.

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  • homeomorphous — See homeomorphism. * * * …   Universalium

  • homeomorphous — ho·meo·mor·phous …   English syllables

  • homeomorphous — fəs adjective Etymology: Greek homoiomorphos of like form, from homoio home + morphos morphous 1. : manifesting homeomorphism 2. : homomorphous * * * homeomorphˈous or homoeomorphˈous adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • homeomorphous armature — (PLATYHELMINTHES: Cestoda) Hooks of same shape and size in a row …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ho|me|o|mor|phic — «HOH mee uh MR fihk, HOM ee », adjective. 1. = homeomorphous. (Cf. ↑homeomorphous) 2. = homomorphic. (Cf. ↑homomorphic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • ho|moe|o|mor|phous — «HOH mee uh MR fuhs, HOM ee », adjective. = homeomorphous. (Cf. ↑homeomorphous) …   Useful english dictionary

  • homeoacanthous armature — (PLATYHELMINTHES: Cestoda) Homeomorphous hooks in spirals or in quincunxes on the tentacles …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • homeomorphism — homeomorphic, homeomorphous, adj. /hoh mee euh mawr fiz euhm/, n. 1. similarity in crystalline form but not necessarily in chemical composition. 2. Math. a function between two topological spaces that is continuous, one to one, and onto, and the… …   Universalium

  • homoeologous — ho·moe·ol·og·ous .hō mē äl ə gəs, .häm ē adj of similar genetic constitution used of chromosomes believed to have been completely homologous in an ancestral form ho·moeo·logue or ho·moeo·log hō mē ə .lȯg, häm ē , .läg n Each boldface word in the …   Medical dictionary

  • homeomorphism — 1854, from homeomorphous (1832), from HOMEO (Cf. homeo ) + morphous (see METAMORPHOSIS (Cf. metamorphosis)); originally of crystals. Homeomorphic is from 1902 …   Etymology dictionary

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