homomorphism or ho·mo·mor·phy [hoh-muh-mawr-fiz-uh m, hom-uh-] Word Origin noun

  1. Biology. correspondence in form or external appearance but not in type of structure or origin.
  2. Botany. possession of perfect flowers of only one kind.
  3. Zoology. resemblance between the young and the adult.
  4. Mathematics. an into map between two sets that preserves relations between elements.

Origin of homomorphism First recorded in 1865–70; homo- + -morph + -ism Related formsho·mo·mor·phous, adjective British Dictionary definitions for homomorphism homomorphism homomorphy noun

  1. biology similarity in form

Derived Formshomomorphic or homomorphous, adjective homomorphism in Science homomorphism [hō′mə-môr′fĭz′əm, hŏm′ə-]

  1. A transformation of one set into another that preserves in the second set the operations between the members of the first set.

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